Updated February 27 at 4:27pm
Innovation
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Middletown-based Vizsafe is drawing on the age of social media to help improve public safety. Founded in 2012, company offers a Twitter-like app of the same name aimed at boosting community engagement, allowing smartphone users to upload photos and videos that could aid public safety efforts. Pictured above, from left, are Vizsafe employees Brendan Hanna, Debbie Lipsett, founder and CEO Peter Mottur and Patrick Hay. more
If at first you don’t succeed, etc., etc., is often a bromide said to comfort those having a string of bad luck. But that attitude is a key ingredient for the burgeoning success of the fast-growing East Providence manufacturer, NuLabel Technologies Inc. more
When Maeve Jopson and Cynthia Poon saw Megan Lamontagne’s reaction to a toy they made as part of their final project in industrial design last year at the Rhode Island School of Design, they knew they were onto something. more
Social Enterprise Greenhouse – a social venture itself – may be explained best as the fuel for other startup efforts that promote positive change in Rhode Island and beyond. And while there are other organizations helping social entrepreneurs, SEG is the only one of its kind in Rhode Island. more
When signs National Marker Co. was shipping to customers kept getting damaged, the North Smithfield-based company started looking for a solution. That was in 2011. The result was a scratch-resistant product that the company realized could also be treated to protect signs from fading and allow graffiti to be easily removed. The new product, unveiled in 2012, has led to strong growth, says owner Michael Black. Above, Black moves a sheet of Fatheads to a cutting machine. more
When Bryant University students worked on Dec. 10 to address how best to attract and retain millennial workers for Target, as part of a competition to solve real-world corporate dilemmas, they video-conferenced with company representatives from Minneapolis. more
Some Rhode Island public and private schools are fully inclusive for those with and without special needs, but the private Grace School, a division of Providence-based nonprofit Meeting Street, provides inclusion in a way even the state considers “unique.” more
If you’re a fan of cop shows like CSI – and a brainiac – Materials Science Associates could have a job for you. more
Some people learn well in a lecture hall: seated and washed in a torrent of words, written and spoken. Some people learn with their bodies and hands: taking a motor apart, moving across a stage, building, tinkering, orating. more
With nearly 100 years in operation under its belt, Taco Inc. has the enviable position of being both a solid cornerstone of the manufacturing industry in Rhode Island as well as a flexible, innovative company. Its SmartPlus domestic hot water circulator stands as a testament to the way that Taco is able to straddle those two spheres. more
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