PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship — RI-CIE — will formally open its headquarters on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. RI-CIE is a cooperative effort between Providence, the state, Brown University, business and economic development officials.
RI-CIE will be a center that supplies expertise to the state’s college and university faculties, as well as to researchers and entrepreneurs who want to launch new companies in Rhode Island, focused on high technology, life sciences, design or other knowledge economy businesses.
Who: Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, Mayor David N. Cicilline, Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons, and others.
What: Dedication and formal opening of the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
When: 10 a.m.
Where: One Davol Square (first floor atriuim)