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Brown University shares plan to help Rhode Island economy

July 10, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has released a plan that shows how the school can improve Rhode Island’s technology economy.

The Providence Journal reports the university published the “Brown and the Innovation Economy” report Monday. According to the plan, “talent, innovation and entrepreneurship” are all at integral parts of the plan.

The report outlines five goals that include developing and retaining talent, engaging with local industry, increasing commercialization of university research, improving the environment for entrepreneurs and building stronger ties with cities like Boston. Provost Richard Locke says the plan better structures ongoing programs.

Brown is currently working on multiple tech projects. The university has launched a science initiative called Brown Biomedical Innovations Inc. Brown also recently debuted Brown Venture Partners which helps startups.

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Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com

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