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

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Pat Burbank holding an electronic boxYour business and URI’s rich intellectual property could be the perfect marriage of innovation and commercialization. One of our patents just might provide the answer your business has been searching for!

We can help you find out more.

Intellectual property information can be seen at URI Office of Intellectual Property and Economic Development.

Read about some examples of potential commercial innovation at URI:

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URI Research Foundation

The University of Rhode Island Research Foundation works with businesses to find real world applications for university inventions, and with faculty and staff to start companies with licensed technology as it works to maximize the economic opportunity for URI’s intellectual property portfolio.  The URI Research Foundation also works to advance RI’s economy by connecting RI’s manufacturing extension partnership (Polaris MEP), and regional small business development centers (SBDC) to university innovations.

Polaris Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP)

The Polaris MEP offers on-site training and facilitations, one-on-one consulting and public workshops as it helps Rhode Island’s small to medium manufacturers achieve operational excellence and incorporate university innovations.

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