Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Gina M. Raimondo, Governor

Call for Proposals: Partnership for Sustainable Development

Published on October 21, 2010

The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RI-CIE) released a Call for Proposals, seeking potential partners (individuals or companies) who are early stage small businesses and/or in the early stages of development of new products, services, or other commercializeable business concepts, to collaborate on a pilot project aimed at enhancing opportunities for early-stage small businesses and/or product designers and entrepreneurs working in areas of sustainable development and the emerging green economy.

Throughout the nine month project period, RISD will collaborate with RI-CIE and one external partner to develop a design studio, run at RISD in the Spring of 2011, that will explore design concepts, market conditions, branding and other elements of the partner's proposed project as well as larger issues of entrepreneurship and sustainable development in RI, the nation, and around the world.

Potential candidates should send a proposal in the form of a narrative statement no more than 1,000 words that includes the following elements:

  1. An overview of the product, service, or business concept under development and how it will contribute to the emerging green economy in the State of Rhode Island.
  2. A statement of how this project will benefit from the partnership with RISD/RI-CIE at this point in its development, including specifics on the questions and issues that could be explored in the context of a studio course with faculty and students at RISD.
  3. Names, contact information and brief bios for all principals that will be part of the partner's project team.

Inquiries and final proposals should be submitted by email to:

David Bogen, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, RISD, dbogen@risd.edu

Read the Call for Proposals for more information

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