The URI Business Engagement Center

Your Portal to a URI Partnership.

The University of Rhode Island (URI) Business Engagement Center (BEC) is the “front door” for industry to connect with the vast resources that exist at the University.  Companies – from entrepreneurial startups to major corporations – use the services of the BEC to sponsor research opportunities, access assistance with technology or intellectual property transfer, seek information about licensing, receive customized workforce training, and connect with undergraduate and graduate students for internships, as well as other essential services to help business thrive.

800+Corporate visits
40+Corporate partners engaged
21Innovation Vouchers awarded to URI

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