business engagement center

73 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI 02881 – 401.874.7084

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Your Business Gateway to URI

Welcome. If you’re looking to work with the University of Rhode Island, you have come to the right place. The Business Engagement Center can help you access resources across the University. Are you looking to recruit students or get involved in a joint research project? Maybe you need professional development for your workforce? Do you have a product you’d like to move to market? You can accomplish these goals and more right here.

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find talent

Want to hire full time employees? Do you have opportunities for interns or experiential learning? We have the workforce you need.   →

sponsor research

Do you need strategic research? Or perhaps you have a business challenge for our students? Find out how URI can help.   →

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move ideas to market

Your business could be the perfect fit for advancing our intellectual property to commercialization. We’ll help you to find out more.   →

off-site MBA instructor

develop your workforce

Do you need specialized training for your employees? Or do you just need to brush up on a few skills? Here are some examples of how we can help.   →

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facilities and equipment

Could you use help planning a meeting or conference using URI facilities? Would access to specialized equipment benefit your business? We’d like to help.   →


support uri

Looking for a way to support and have an impact on students, faculty, research and programs here at URI?   →

“The University of Rhode Island is here to assist the private sector, non-profit organizations, and communities across the state. In short, we’re here to help you. We have resources and talent that can help you to be more successful. As partners, we can create an environment where your organization can grow, prosper and expand. As our partner, you can take advantage of our research discoveries, new technologies, high-tech facilities, faculty expertise, and continuing education programs. When our students intern with you, they get to meet real challenges and solve real problems, and in turn you may benefit from their fresh ideas, innovative thinking and vitality. We’re looking for partners who can Think Big with us – to build a stronger economy, take their businesses or organizations to the next level, and to enhance learning at URI.” -URI President David Dooley

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