Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

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

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July 21, 2014
  • Announcement of Collaborative Research Grant Awards
  • Briefing on RI NSF EPSCoR
  • Briefing on Innovate RI Fund programs
  • Time: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Petteruti Lounge on the Second Floor of the Stephen Robert Campus Center, Brown University, 75 Waterman Avenue, Providence, RI
April 14, 2014
  • Introduction to the Material Resource Center
  • RI Executive Climate Change Council
  • Innovate RI Fund
  • Time: 11:00 a.m.**
  • Location: Material Resource Center, Fleet Library at RISD, 2nd floor, 15 Westminster, Providence, RI

** The STAC meeting will start immediately following an Announcement of Recipients of the 2014 STAC Collaborative Research Grants which will take place in the Fleet Library, 1st floor, 15 Westminster Street Providence RI

November 7, 2013
  • Briefing on CoresRI
  • Briefing on RI NSF EPSCoR
  • Briefing on Innovate RI Fund programs
  • Presentation by RISD's Anais Missakian, Interim Dean of Fine Arts, and John Dunnigan, Department Head of Furniture Design on the practice of critical making and how it relates to education and innovation efforts here in Rhode Island.
  • Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI
June 13, 2013
May 9, 2012
  • Announcement of 2012 RIRA Collaborative Research Grant awardees
  • Presentations by 2011 industry RIRA awardees Cytosolve, Rite Solutions and Ametek on the progress of their projects and how academic-industry collaborations can lead to new product development and innovation.
  • Update on RI EPSCoR programs
  • Time: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI
September 19, 2011
  • Update on Council initiatives
  • Overview of NSF EPSCoR $20 Million grant to stimulate marine life science research in Rhode Island
  • Presentation by Patrick J. Clemins, Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program for the American Association for the Advancement of Science on how future federal budgetary caps on discretionary spending may impact federal R&D programs.
June 8, 2011
  • Presentation by Dr. Christina Gabriel, President of the University Energy Partnership, on how Pittsburgh used strategic investments and innovative collaborations to transform itself from an industrial city to a hotbed for tech
  • Presentation by Dr. Arijit Bose,University of Rhode Island and Dr. Robert Hurt, Brown University on services and programs offered by the newly formed RI Consoritum for Nano Science and Nano Technology  
  • Update on STAC initiatives
  • Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI
  • View Christina Gabriel's presentation
  • View Robert Hurt's presentation

 

February 3, 2011
  • Announcement of 2011 RIRA Collaborative Research Grant Awardees
  • Presentations by Dr. Pradeep Guduru, Brown University and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo on importance of seed grants to follow-on funding
  • Presentation by Brendan McNally, RI Center for Entrepreneurship and Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, Brown University and MicroTissues on how Center programs can help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into products and ventures
  • Location: RIEDC, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI
October 14, 2010
  • Update on Council initiatives
  • Overview of NSF EPSCoR $20 Million grant to stimulate marine life science research in Rhode Island
  • Overview of Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
  • Presentation by Kei Koizumi, Assistant Director for Federal R&D, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Federal Science and Technology Policy and Funding in the Obama Administration
  • View David Rowley's presentation
  • View Kei Koizumi's presentation
  • View full agenda
May 6, 2010

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February 3, 2010
  • Announcement of RI Research Alliance 2010 Collaborative Grant Award Recipients
  • Presentation by guest speaker Jerry Melillo from the Marine Biological Laboratory on Climate Change in the Northeast: Observations, Projections and Impacts
  • Report on 2009 Initiatives
  • Preview of initiatives to come
  • Download meeting agenda here
September 30, 2009
  • Discuss first draft of the Rhode Island Science and Technology Plan
  • Status report on NSF EPSCoR Activities
  • Assessment of research opportunities in RI by Betsy Loucks, Program Manager for the RI Research Alliance
  • Download meeting agenda here (PDF)
June 22, 2009
  • Meeting on June 22, 2009 at 9 a.m. in the offices of the RI Economic Development Corporation
  • Review of joint research initiative signed by Brown and IBM by guest speaker Nicholas Bowen, Vice President of IBM
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January 28, 2009

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October 7, 2008
May 1, 2008
  • Announcement of RI Research Alliance Expansion
  • Report on RI EPSCoR Activities
  • Progress Report on URI Commission for Resesarch and Innovation by Hon. Robert Flanders
  • Presentation by Guest Speaker Richard Bendis on Best Practices of National Innovation Programs
  • RI Research Alliance Collaborative Research Web Portal Demo
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January 25, 2008
  • Introduction of Peter Alfonso of URI as New STAC Member
  • Report on RI EPSCoR Activities
  • Progress Report on URI Commission for Research and Innovation by Hon. Robert Flanders
  • Update on Innovation Tax Credit by Saul Kaplan
  • Presentation on "Toys and Technologies" research project by 2007 Collaborataive Grant Awardees Dr. Karen Kerman of HASBRO Childrens Hospital and David Durfee of Bay Computer Associates
  • Announcement of 2008 RI Research Alliance Collaborative Grant Awards by Saul Kaplan
  • Announcment of 2008 Innovate RI Recommendations
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  • Download Meeting Minutes (pdf)
October 4, 2007
  • Introduction of Arthur Klein of Lifespan as New Council Member
  • Recognition of Legislative Leaders Rep. Eileen Naughton and Rep. Gordon Fox
  • Appointment of a State EPSCoR Governance Committee
  • Progress Report on the URI Commission for Research and Innovation by Hon. Robert G. Flanders, Jr.
  • Two Presentations Related to the RI Research Alliance by 2007 Collaborative Grant Awardee Dr. Eric Hall of Rhode Island College and Michael Cassidy, President and CEO of the Georgia Research Alliance (GRA)
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  • Download Meeting Minutes (pdf)
April 25, 2007
  • Introduction of URI Commission for Research and Innovation
  • Update on Implementation of the Innovation Tax Credit by Dr. Briant
  • Update on the RI Research Alliance and Collaboration Forum by Dr. Briant
  • Update on Legislative Initiatives by Dr. Seemann
  • Report on High School Participation in Dean Kamen's FIRST VEX Robotics
  • Guest Speaker Robert Atkinson Presented Findings from "The 2007 State New Economy Index"
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January 17, 2007
  • Announcement of RI Research Alliance Collaborative Grant Awards by Governor Carcieri and Dr. Seemann
  • Announcement of Cheryl Snead's Resignation from the Council
  • Introduction of Daniel Martin of Raytheon as New Council Member
  • Progress Report on 2006 Innovate RI Recommendations
  • Announcement of the 2007 Council Recommendations
  • Download Meeting Minutes (pdf)
October 10, 2006
  • Introduction of Christine Smith as STAC Contact at RIEDC
  • Introduction of Dr. Clyde Briant of Brown University as Co-Chair by Governor Carcieri
  • Progress Report on 2006 Innovate RI Recommendations
  • Commendation of Founding Co-Chair Dr. Andries van Dam
  • Download Meeting Minutes (pdf)
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