The Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RI-CIE) is a collaborative state-wide effort to cultivate technology entrepreneurship. It helps Rhode Island-based entrepreneurs, researchers and existing companies create, grow and evolve new and sustainable technology ventures; promote commercialization of research and technology rising out of academic inquiry; and contribute to the state's economic benefit.
RI-CIE provides programs, support services, networking opportunities, resources, and physical space to innnovative and high growth ventures.
Established in Spring 2009, RI-CIE is located iin Providence's Knowledge District, a hotbed of innovation and cutting-edge research.
RI-CIE was made possible through support from Brown University, the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, the Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council and the Slater Technology Fund.
RI-CIE offers educational programs and events throughout the year to give entrepreneurs a solid foundation in the process of successfully launching and growing a venture.
RI-CIE's network of seasoned mentors includes entrepreneurs, business development, marketing, financing and legal experts.
RI-CIE occupies over 9,000 square feet of prime office space at One Davol Square, in the heart of Providence's Knowledge District.