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PBN’s most-read stories of 2022

From developments with the potential to reshape the landscape of Providence and a steady stream of million-dollar home sales across Rhode Island, to ongoing...

State of Innovation: R.I.’s ecosystem for entrepreneurs shows resilience

For the developers of Pointz, a navigation app geared toward safer routes for cyclists, Rhode Island offered a wealth of mentoring and networking opportunities,...
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Most-read stories on PBN.com, February 2022

1. McKee ending R.I. mask mandates for businesses, schools POSTED ONLINE: FEB. 9. Gov. Daniel J. McKee announced that the state would lift its...
THE R.I. OFFICE OF INNOVATION closed permanently last June without a public announcement except for a notice on its website. The office was created under Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in 2016. PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Change in state leadership led to permanent closure of R.I. Office...

PROVIDENCE — A shift in state leadership hastened the closure of the R.I. Office of Innovation, according to state and former office employees who...
MOVING AHEAD: Saul Kaplan, founder and chief catalyst of the Business Innovation Factory, says the loss of the Tech Collective and the R.I. Office of Innovation won’t have a lasting effect on innovative efforts in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will closures hurt R.I.’s innovation efforts?

For more than two decades, Providence nonprofit the Tech Collective provided training, recognition and other guidance for innovators ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to seasoned...

State must reinvest in innovation

Innovations can come from anyone with a good idea, drive and some luck, but it sure is nice to have some help. Rhode Island last...
REMOTE BOOST: Sophaya CEO Mari Anne Snow is hosting a webinar on May 8 aimed at bolstering a company’s remote operation. / COURTESY MARI ANNE SNOW

Editor’s Choice: Keeping remote teams operating efficiently

EDITOR’S CHOICE Keeping remote teams operating efficiently THE REMOTE NATION Institute is hosting a webinar presented by Sophaya CEO Mari Anne Snow, who will use...

ConnectRI provides internet for housing-assistance residents

PROVIDENCE – Public-private pilot program ConnectRI will help close the gap between state residents getting housing assistance and internet access, according to a state...
KEVIN PARKER is the director of government innovation for the state of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KEVIN PARKER

Five Questions With: Kevin Parker

A year ago, the R.I. Office of Innovation launched the Government Innovation League, an initiative where representatives from state agencies spend 20 percent of...
NEW SKILLS: Bernadette Durkin is using the skills she learned during the October 2016 Rhode Island College and General Assembly computer science boot camp to help her fifth-grade class at Cumberland Hill School in Cumberland learn to code. From left, Luke Plumer, 11, foreground; Leah Mandeville, 11; Durkin; and Adriana Panagoulopoulos, 10. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

CS4RI, GA host boot camp to help teachers learn to code

“Minimal” was how Bernadette Durkin described her computer-coding knowledge prior to a professional-development continuing studies course she took at Rhode Island College in ­October. “I’m...
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