About

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:

Increase Research and Development
Increase Research and Development
Increasing Rhode Island's research and development capacity is critical to future economic growth.
Encourage Entrepreneurship
Encourage Entrepreneurship
Encourage entrepreneurship through the transfer of new technologies and discoveries into the marketplace.
Enable Innovation
Enable Innovation
Innovation depends on an environment rich in talent, capital and ideas that can create new products for world markets.
Increase Research and Development
Increase Research and Development
Increasing Rhode Island's research and development capacity is critical to future economic growth.
Encourage Entrepreneurship
Encourage Entrepreneurship
Encourage entrepreneurship through the transfer of new technologies and discoveries into the marketplace.
Enable Innovation
Enable Innovation
Innovation depends on an environment rich in talent, capital and ideas that can create new products for world markets.

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

Council Members

Council membership consists of leaders in academic, business and public sectors who work collaboratively to advance these important issues. Council members meet on a regular basis to review progress and develop new recommendations for enhancing research and development, supporting entrepreneurial activity, and increasing innovation in Rhode Island.