The innovation, creativity, and experimentation found in the laboratories and classrooms of our state research university holds enormous potential for the business community and the region’s workforce. We make connections that foster opportunity.

Investing in people creates economic stability, improves employee retention rates, and bolsters workers’ engagement. Our goal is to develop our workforce and the capacity of Rhode Island’s professionals so that the state’s economy continues to grow.

Making our state’s sole research university even better

The Office of Strategic initiatives forges partnerships that produce academic and professional development opportunities for students, clients, staff, and faculty. We also help the University of Rhode Island’s colleges, departments, and programs grow and expand, promoting an entrepreneurial culture that fosters innovation and creativity and trains the people you want to hire.


Our partners include General Dynamics Electric Boat, Toray Plastics, Raytheon, Pfizer, and Thundermist Health Center.