Explore Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the URI community.

Make an appointment to meet with us and get going with your idea! 

Meet with us in the Launch Lab

Who we are 

We are a catalyst program helping idea generators and problem solvers create value in the world through peer connections, venture creation, and interdisciplinary collaboration. 

What we offer

Get started in the URI pathway to innovation. We’ll meet you where you are.

  • A network of experienced advisors and mentors
  • Peer collaboration and interaction
  • Comprehensive resources and programming 

What we believe

We believe that anyone who walks into the Launch Lab can be an entrepreneur. It’s a way of thinking and doing. It involves exercising your ideation and problem-solving skills, and it’s the best way to create a meaningful impact. 

Who we serve

We serve all University of Rhode Island students, Alumni, and faculty interested in innovation through entrepreneurship. Idea generators and problem solvers are our lifeblood. 

Our Ecosystem 

  • Explore several distinct spaces and programs 
  • Launch Lab is a dynamic, full-service space for URI students, faculty, and alumni interested in actively pursuing innovation and entrepreneurship. 
  • Pathway program, workshops, and events offered by Launch Lab for URI students, alumni, and faculty with promising early-stage startup ideas. Learn about design thinking, practice ideation, and pitch, come to office hours with experienced entrepreneurs
  • MakerspaceURI provides access to fabrication equipment/software, 2d/3d design, and many other tools and technologies that facilitate hands-on learning, teaching, and research activities in all disciplines at URI. 
  • AI Lab, is a partner and resource for all disciplines, providing access to people, high-end computing capabilities, and programming workshops.
  • XR Lab allows students to experience virtual reality, work hands-on with digital media tools, and even record their own podcast!


Find us

15 Lippitt Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

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