STAC makes clear recommendations to Rhode Island's state legislature each year.
STAC recommendations call for strategic investments that drive economic development and job creation by maximizing the economic impact of research, technology and innovation. STAC initiatives support the state's research and development activity and promote collaboration across institutions, encourage entrepreneurship and new company creation through the transfer of new technologies and discoveries into the marketplace, and create an environment that enables innovation to flourish.
Growing an innovation economy and creating a more prosperous Rhode Island depends on our ability to continue to make investments year after year. STAC annual recommendations call for investments that nurture a framework to leverage scarce resources and prioritize efforts to produce results both in the "here and now" and well into our future.
STAC's three priority recommendations call for continued investment in the Rhode Island Research Alliance, a unified effort by public and private institutions to create a statewide center for innovation and entrepreneurship and continued support for STAC and its work to fully align statewide programs into a long-term, sustainable structure S&T economic development strategy.