Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Lincoln D. Chafee, Governor

About RI STAC

STAC was launched in 2005 and sustained by legislative statute in 2006 to make innovation central to the state’s leadership agenda.

STAC seeks to assist state leadership in developing programs and policies that:

  1. Increase Rhode Island's research and development capacity;
  2. Encourage entrepreneurship and new company creation; and
  3. Enable all organizations to innovate.

The Council meets on a regular basis to review progress, get updates on specific programs and projects, and develop clear recommendations about enhancing research competitiveness, entrepreneurial activity and innovation capacity in Rhode Island.

Council Membership consists of leaders in academic, business and public sectors who work collaboratively to advance these important issues.

Download Rhode Island's State Science and Technology Plan, "Accelerating Innovation through Collaboration in the Ocean State: A Science and Technology Infrastructure Plan for Rhode Island"

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RI Science & Technology Council
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Providence, RI 02908

Phone: (401) 278-9100
Fax: (401) 273-8270

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