Innovation
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Martin Keen, Focal Upright Furniture founder, has captured the public’s imagination for an unconventional product by solving a personal design dilemma once before. Today, he runs a company that makes office workstations that allow workers to stand, a feature that has been touted for its productivity and health benefits. more
Paying a couple of thousand dollars for a student-run research study at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth can be a good deal – but not just for the business client. more
Bank Systems & Technology has named James Gifas, executive vice president and head of treasury solutions for RBS Citizens, to the financial industry publication’s 2013 “Elite 8.” more
Cox Business and Inc. Magazine, in partnership with Providence Business News, will offer local entrepreneurs the chance to win a $5,000 Cox Business technology package at the Get Started RI business pitch competition. more
Rhode Island School of Design has a long and rich history of commitment to the state’s progress and economic development. In 1877, a group of 34 forward-thinking women – members of the Rhode Island Women’s Centennial Commission – envisioned the importance of art and design as vital to the state’s manufacturing economy when they founded Rhode Island School of Design. Part of RISD’s original mission was “to teach artisans in drawing, painting, modeling and designing, that they may successfully apply the principles of art to the requirements of trade and manufacture.” more
Following an elevator-pitch lineup of smart-app, Web-platform and mobile-messenger developers, whose intangible products live in lines of code, Amir Ata Ghofrani, the co-founder and CEO of Quitbit, took center-stage at the Oct. 3 open house at Betaspring’s Providence headquarters. more
Seventy-five years ago last month, The Great New England Hurricane, or the Hurricane of ’38, altered the southern New England coastline and perception of the region’s vulnerability to severe weather. Since then, meteorologists have made huge advances in hurricane forecasting unimagined in the 1930s, while communities have built storm barriers and coastal fortifications. But we’re still vulnerable. Karen Clark, whose consulting firm advises businesses and insurance companies on catastrophe risk and modeling, has developed new tools for estimating the losses that will occur from different storm tracks. She recently released a report on what we could expect if a storm like the Hurricane of 1938 landed in New England today and discusses that and other unpleasant scenarios. more
Two Rhode Island companies – Calista Therapeutics and Cape Commons Brewing Co. – have earned a place among the top 26 startups competing in the 2013 MassChallenge. more
Autocrat LLC, a Lincoln-based supplier of extracts and natural ingredients to food industry businesses, has launched a new Food and Beverage Solutions Center designed to help its customers develop new products. more
In a shared, 600-square-foot room in the East Bay Met School in Newport, the ambitious, business-focused education program known as FabNewport is entering its second year of operation. more
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