Presidents Dooley and Simmons Place "Call to Action" for RI Knowledge Economy
Published on March 24, 2011
Citing the central role collaboration will play in developing RI's Knowledge Economy and Providence's burgeoning Knowledge District, the leaders of the state's leading academic research institutions stated the need to build momentum and to "get started".
Collaboration is also a key element in the RI State Science and Technology Plan. The Plan identifies three science and technology core sectors that are strong in Rhode Island and for which we have the potential to build world class R&D stature and establish economic vitality. It also identifies a combination of complementary assets in Rhode Island that enhance and boost these sectors and sets forth a set of specific actions that lays the foundation for economic growth by encouraging cooperation and building partnerships at our universities and colleges, hospitals, governmental agencies and the private sector.