Rhode Island Inno: Providence UX Designer Launches Platform to Thank Health Care Workers

Since the coronavirus pandemic struck at the beginning of 2020, many people have expressed their gratitude for frontline healthcare workers by posting on social media, making yard signs and saying thanks in person whenever possible. But there has never been a central location for those workers to see how appreciative people are for all they have done.

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Rhode Island Inno: Meet the Entrepreneurs in DESIGNxRI’s 2021 Design Catalyst Cohort

After a year of pivots, which included taking its 2020 Design Catalyst program all-virtual and overhauling the structure of its annual Design Week in October, DESIGNxRI is back — and it’s kicking off its 2021 programming by infusing 10 Providence-based design ventures with a collective $140,000 in cash.

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Rhode Island Inno: Lotus Noire Health Brings Covid-19 ‘One-Stop Shop’ to Rhode Islanders of Color

Temperance Taylor had initially planned to launch her startup, Lotus Noire Health, in March of 2020. The vision was to provide sexual health care via telemedicine to communities of color and LGBTQ+ folks — those who had the most difficulty accessing care due to time, geography or poor treatment in the past.

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Newport Buzz: Brown’s Brain Week RI Will Help Schoolkids, Home-Bound Attendees Get out of Their Heads

Kids across Rhode Island are familiar with the signs that spring is on its way — melting snow, longer days and plastic models of brains popping up in classrooms. The latter is a hallmark of Brain Week R.I., a series of school visits, fairs, presentations, performances and events held each March to make brain science fun, educational and accessible for everyone.

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