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of Rhode Island

University Network for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

A Network for University professors, administrators and practicioners of Entrepreneurshp

UNIE-RI is an association of universities and colleges formed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Rhode Island. The mission of the group is to share best practices across schools located in Rhode Island. Rhode Island ranks #8 in the nation for highest percentage of college students enrolled compared with the overall population.

MISSION: To encourage and support collaboration, networking and promotional activities of Rhode Island  involved in entrepreneurship.

PURPOSE: To encourage, promote and strengthen the contributions of Rhode Island college and university entrepreneurship programs in innovation, entrepreneurship and new venture creation in Rhode Island.

We are exist to:

  • Support technology commercialization programs and initiatives across our universities.
  • Promote collaboration across Rhode Island entrepreneurship programs. This includes sharing information, resources, and best practices.
  • Increase government and public awareness of the scope of the university supported innovation & entrepreneurship contributions to economic development.

Meeting agendas will be set by the University/College participants. RIHub is serving as the convening organization and will help to provide meeting infrastructure, guidance and operations.

For more information about UNIE-RI please fill out this form.