URI Commission on Research and Innovation to Release Report at STAC Meeting on October 7th
Published on September 30, 2008
The next meeting of the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) will be held on Tuesday, October 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon in the offices of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, RI.
At this meeting, the University of Rhode Island Commission on Research and Innovation will release a report recommending to state leadership specific actions that should be taken to strengthen the position of the University of Rhode Island as a nationally competitive public research university and a key institution in Rhode Islandā??s effort to strengthen its innovation economy.
About the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)
The Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC) is a coalition of business, academic and government leaders created by executive order in 2005 and sustained by legislative statute in 2006 with the mission to make innovation central to the stateā??s leadership agenda. STAC is charged with recommending and implementing actionable policies and programs that: 1) support the stateā??s research and development activity and promote collaboration across institutions; 2) encourage entrepreneurship and new company creation; and 3) enable all organizations, both public and private, to innovate. STACā??s 13 members, who serve as a rolling board, represent business, government and academia and are appointed by the governor and General Assembly leadership.