The URI Library Innovation Labs is a strategic initiative designed to meet the increasing demand for real-world applications and opportunities for students, faculty, and the community. Through multiple points of entry, we are building a value-added network of entrepreneurial innovation across URI.
“Our goal is to give students the opportunity to pursue their passions, unlock new possibilities, and gain the confidence to achieve their goals they might not have initially believed possible.”Jim McGwin
The URI Library Innovation Labs often host events aimed at helping students build new skills, grow their business, or simply learn something new. Our events inspire, educate, and connect individuals in the URI community and throughout our Innovation ecosystem.
Academics play a pivotal role in the function of the Innovation Labs. Students use lab spaces as an academic supplement for experimentation, research, and creating projects. There are multiple opportunities to receive school credit through both independent studies and classes offered through the Innovation Labs.
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