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TECH INCUBATOR: Innovate Newport Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tuni Schartner gives a tour of the former Sheffield School on Broadway in Newport, which will serve as the location of Innovate Newport. The business incubator will house small companies, startups and entrepreneurs in the fields of marine and environmental technology, cybersecurity and renewable energy.
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Can a new business incubator keep a bigger slice of Navy...

For years, community leaders in Newport have watched as the nearby Naval ­Undersea Warfare Center has farmed out billions of dollars in contracts to...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy.While the idea...
Tuni Schartner is chief marketing officer of the Mill at Lafayette in North Kingstown and director of The Hive co-working space there, owner of TS Consulting and now the head of Innovate Newport, an under-construction technology incubator located in the former Sheffield School. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Instant success the result of planned happenstance connections

Tuni Schartner | Innovate Newport director of entrepreneurship and innovationWe’ve all heard the stories of a chance meeting leading to the next big thing,...
RIDOT received a $20 million federal grant for a project to realign and consolidate the Newport-side ramp system for the Pell Bridge. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT gets $20M federal grant for Pell Bridge ramp realignment

NEWPORT – The R.I. Department of Transportation has received a $20 million federal grant to support a project to realign the Newport Pell Bridge...

Innovation crucial to long-term success

Seymour Cray, the founder of Cray Research and a legendary free spirit in the management community, was once asked – according to a Wall...
AQUANIS RECEIVED a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of using electrical plasma actuators to reduce the aerodynamic stress on wind turbine blades. Above, Aquanis founder and CEO Neal Fine. / COURTESY AQUANIS

Aquanis receives $3.5M federal grant to further wind turbine research

PROVIDENCE – Aquanis Inc. of East Greenwich will receive a $3.5 million federal grant to further its research of “active aerodynamic load control for...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS reported a $26.4 million loss for the third quarter. The company does not yet generate revenue.

Rubius reports $26.4M loss for Q3

PROVIDENCE – Cambridge, Mass.-headquartered Rubius Therapeutics Inc. announced a $26.4 million net loss for the third quarter of 2018 Tuesday. The company reported an...
AT THE CONSTRUCTION site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut. A parcel of land in the Interstate 195 Redevelopment District will be converted to temporary parking for tenants of the Wexford center, scheduled to open by June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 12, 2018

Despite false starts, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape. Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
Patrice M. Milos has been a leader in the life sciences for nearly three decades and has lived in Rhode Island since 1989. But until co-founding Medley Genomics roughly two years ago, she had been saddled with time-consuming commutes 
to work, an experience that informed her current position.  / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Finding purpose, passion, people and finally place here in Rhode Island

Patrice M. Milos | Medley Genomics Inc. co-founder, president and CEOOver the course of my 25-year life sciences career, I have been fortunate to...

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