Connecting Inventors & Industry

URI Ventures promotes industry/academic collaboration and new technology ventures for economic growth and job creation in Rhode Island, the U.S., and the world. Our unique private, nonprofit status allows us to support a broad range of technology transfer activities, including licensing, startup company formation, equity investments, and intellectual property protection. We help move your research from the lab to the marketplace.

URI Ventures works together with the URI Division of Research and Economic Development to develop the inventive and creative works of URI’s faculty, employees and students, and to commercialize this intellectual property for the benefit of society.

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Latest Ventures News

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CREmedical Corporation

Engineering Professor Walt Besio launched medical device company, CREmedical Corporation (, to bring new brain monitoring and therapy devices [...]

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pHLIP, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patient health by using our peptide-based targeted delivery platform to treat acidic [...]

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Qing “Ken” Yang is a serial entrepreneur, having started four companies in the last 15 years. The University of [...]