Your business and URI’s rich intellectual property could be the perfect marriage of innovation and commercialization. The Office of Intellectual Property and Economic Development collaborate with URI’s researchers, find a technology to license or sponsor a research area.
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.
The RI SBDC at the University of Rhode Island serves local businesses in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Rhode Island and the greater business community. Whatever challenges and opportunities your business faces, the RI SBDC can help you to compete and grow.
The Polaris MEP offers on-site training and facilitation, one-on-one consulting and public workshops as it helps Rhode Island’s small to medium manufacturers achieve operational excellence and incorporate university innovations.
URI SPARC helps to connect entrepreneurs and start-up companies with the vast resources available at the University to help grow their ideas and their business.