Let Us Help You Realize the Full Potential of Your Advanced Research & Inventions

URI Ventures provides University of Rhode Island researchers, including faculty and students, with the resources you need to facilitate the commercialization of your advanced research. We welcome industry partners who are laser focused on licensing innovative intellectual property and sponsoring cutting edge research. URI Ventures is your way of connecting with our inventors and facilities.

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We would like to highlight a number of our facilities that can be used for industry sponsored projects.

We encourage our inventors to take advantage of the FAQ section.

If you have further questions or were expecting to see something but did not, please do reach out and let us know. However you describe yourself, (faculty, student, researcher or inventor) you are the main component in our mission to spur the economy through URI research and ingenuity.

Contact us today to set up a meeting to begin your journey.


NE I-Corps is partnering with URI Ventures to offer NE I-Corps @ Rhode Island. This program is part of the National Science Foundation initiative to help move innovations to market. It is a free, 3-week interactive program to help researchers and engineers learn the skills necessary to engage in informed product development and explore the potential applications of their new technologies.

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We ask that all potential inventors review the Intellectual Property Policy in its entirety, which can be found here.

Polaris MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) is the division of URI Ventures providing competitive manufacturing business improvement programs to grow Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry. Polaris MEP provides a wide array of growth services to the manufacturing industry in the state, including a direct connection to the University of Rhode Island for R&D, testing, and more.

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The New England Medical Innovation Center provides expert support to innovators and entrepreneurs in the medical technologies space.

We draw on an extensive network, implement curated workshops, facilitate clinical access, connect with investors, and provide a co-working space to help harness creativity and productivity.

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Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of URI.  Through the URI Business Engagement Center, start-ups and entrepreneurs at URI can now more easily access resources to move their ideas forward through the URI Start-Up Program/Accelerator/Resource Center (SPARC).

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The lab’s research develops, characterizes, and implements functionalized carbon nanotubes for applications in biology and advanced materials.

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Through innovative research, this lab designs intelligent computing systems that can think and act like a human brain.

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The lab investigates the degradation of materials and methods, such as coatings, to mitigate the degradation of materials. Interests include mechanisms of corrosion, corrosion assisted fatigue, hydrogen embrittlement, chromate alternatives, adhesive bonding, residual properties after explosions, biocomposites and failure analysis.

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The URI Research Foundation partners with the University of Rhode Island’s Division of Research & Economic Development to move ideas from the lab into the marketplace.  It creates economic development and job creation for Rhode Island through commercialization of inventions, development of sponsored research and collaborative partnerships with government agencies and industry partners.

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For a list the The University of Rhode Island Research Centers and Institutes click here.
For a list the The University of Rhode Island Research Core Facility Equipment Resources click here.