A new entrepreneurial hub, set to open at Innovate Newport this week, aims to diversify the local economy and boost business opportunities for community members. The new venture is being launched by Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) and RIHub, who will offer programming out of the space.
Commerce RI and the Rhode Island Foundation will release the results of a study on supporting minority-owned businesses on Friday. The results are part of a $150,000 study that will be used as a guide to help grow and support minority-owned businesses, according to a release from the Rhode Island Foundation.
Imagine if you could call someone through a tiny speaker in your shirt, or if your jacket could pick up heart irregularities and notify your doctors. These are some of the not-so-far-off ideas being explored in a collaboration between MIT and the Rhode Island School of Design.
The Brown Research Club hosted an event called “Underrepresented in STEM” on Sunday, which featured speakers Oludurotimi Adetunji, the associate dean of the college for undergraduate research and inclusive science, and Cel Welch GS, a PhD candidate doing research in biomedical engineering and founder and CEO of a nonprofit called Queer Engineer International.
Three Rhode Island state lawmakers are calling for the creation of a new broadband advisory council. The call came at the end of a press release in which the lawmakers — Reps. Deborah Ruggiero, Lauren H. Carson and Terri Cortvriend — questioned whether investments by the private sector were enough to actually get residents connected in the state’s Aquidneck Island area. The creation of the advisory council was the big ask within this questioning.
The Great Resignation continues to impact every industry throughout the nation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.5 million people chose to leave their positions in November alone, an “all-time high.”
A University of Rhode Island researcher is working on a new way to protect our nation’s power grid from cyberattacks — by sending decoy information to would-be hackers.
On International Women’s Day 2022, Verizon’s SGA team hosted a conversation between GoodrCo.’s Jasmine Crowe, Skills for Rhode Island’s Future’s Nina Pande, Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital’s Lidia Soto-Harmon, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) LA’s Tunua Thrash-Ntuk for a conversation about how these women are helping their communities thrive. Watch the full conversation below.
A New England-based nonprofit focused on boosting entrepreneurship in under-represented communities is turning its focus to Rhode Island.
The recipients of the 2022 Office of the Vice President for Research Seed Awards were announced last month. These funds are designed to help “faculty be more competitive for external grants, from federal funding agencies or foundations,” Vice President for Research Jill Pipher wrote in an email to The Herald.