Below are various publications, reports, and documents that STAC has produced or promoted throughout the years.


Funded by a $19 million National Science Foundation grant and a $3.8 million state match, RI C‑AIM is a collaboration of engineers, scientists, designers and communicators from eight higher education institutions developing new approaches to assess, predict and respond to the effects of climate change on coastal ecosystems.

Working together with government, industry and communities, RI C-AIM is positioning Rhode Island as a ‘center of excellence’ for research on Narragansett Bay and beyond.


Science and Technology Strategic Plan for Rhode Island: Accelerating Innovation Through Collaboration in the Ocean State

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. Finally, it 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.

Download Rhode Island’s State Science and Technology Plan (pdf)

Download an Executive Summary of the State S&T Plan (pdf)

Download the 2021 S&T Plan Update

Download the 2014 Progress Report (pdf)

Innovation Index

The RI Innovation Index is a joint project by the RI Science and Technology Advisory Council and the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce to benchmark and track Rhode Island’s knowledge enterprise and innovation capacity. The data from the Index provides a picture of our innovation capacity and allows us to strategically identify and support initiatives that will insure RI continues to be a major hub of innovation. Learn more about the people, institutions and companies in Rhode Island that make us one of the nation’s most innovative states.

Download the 2012 RI Innovation Index (pdf)

Download the 2012 RI Innovation Index executive summary (pdf)

Why Rhode Island

As part of the Innovation Index, we’ve highlighted some of the people, institutions and companies in Rhode Island that make us one of the nation’s most innovative states.

STAC Annual Report

STAC is required to submit this report pursuant to RI Gen L § 42-143-4.

STAC Annual Report 2023
STAC Annual Report 2022