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Knowledge + Innovation

Rhode Island’s knowledge economy is fueled by elite colleges, universities and hospitals whose industry partners include some of the biggest names in innovation today.

Here's some great news for innovators. Rhode Island scores particularly well on the most recent State New Economy Index, produced by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Ranked #19 overall, the Providence region is:


Knowledge Providence from (add)ventures on Vimeo.

Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to sip coffee from Brown University on Vimeo.

#11 in broadband telecommunications

#6 in health information technology

#3 in non-industry investment in research and development funding

#13 in workforce education

#17 in high tech jobs



Regional Rankings

Ranked 1st
$611.6 Venture Capital Investment Dollars Per Capita 2012

Ranked 2nd
$102.37 Federal R&D Dollars Per Capita

Ranked 3rd
$2,456.25 Average Small Business Technology Transfer Dollars Per $1,000,000 of Gross State Product

Ranked 3rd
$527 Venture Capital Investment Per $million Gross State Product

Ranked 8th
Brown University ranks #8 in research universities and #12 overall in the Forbes List of Top Colleges and Universities