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KEEPING TRACK: Justin M. Kim, left, and Michael W. Lai designed an app to help health care workers track their emotional and mental wellness. / COURTESY CRESS HEALTH

New app focuses on mental wellness of health care workers

Justin M. Kim and Michael W. Lai were in the process of developing an app that allowed users to log their most intimate mental...
PERSONAL TOUCH: Diana Perkins created the LapSnap, a waterproof canvas bag, to allow wheelchair users to carry items when they go grocery shopping. She learned to sew so she could stitch 10 prototypes to send to test users. / COURTESY INCLUDESIGN LLC

Brown engineering student creates LapSnap to assist wheelchair users with shopping

After Diana Perkins took an inspiring course on disability justice at Brown University, the engineering student found that many wheelchair users had a difficult...
NEW DESIGN: The staff at Loft LLC, an industrial design company, has recently pivoted its work to designing and building contactless COVID-19 testing trailers for use by the National Guard. From left, Scott Noh, product design; Jeanette Numbers, co-founder; Nari Shin, designer/textile specialist. In the background is David Baker, director of engineering. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup shake-up: Entrepreneurs scramble to revamp business plans

Like many college seniors, biomedical student Abbie Kohler and engineering student Greg Fine were disheartened to have their final semester suddenly cut short and...
NONDAIRY: Jacob Conway, left, and Kevin Eve are co-founders and owners of Uproot, which provides dispensers for plant-based milks, now available at the Brown University cafeteria, Johnson & Wales University and other locations.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Milk for all tastes, diets

The inspiration for Uproot Inc., a plant-based milk company founded by Brown University graduates, started with disappointment at the choice in the school’s cafeteria. Kevin...
FORMALLY PLACED FIRST in the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University's Venture Prize pitch contest. Above, from left to right, pitch team members Benjamin Murphy, Diane Mukato, Amelie Vavrosky and Noah Picard. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown Venture Prize awards $50K to top three pitches

PROVIDENCE – The Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship at Brown University has announced the winners of its second annual Venture Prize pitch contest held Wednesday...
ON MONDAY, Brown University published Brown and the Innovation Economy - a strategic plan which includes five action points which the school identified to help achieve its goals of further local economic impact. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown highlights new ways to leverage school assets for greater economic...

PROVIDENCE – Incentivizing local entrepreneurs, translating medical innovations into products and companies, increasing the school’s engagement with private industry and building new innovation infrastructure...

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