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URI research sparks companies, jobs, investment

To jumpstart the Rhode Island economy, University of Rhode Island faculty are ramping up their research discoveries that lead to new companies, cutting-edge patents and innovative public-private partnerships to develop new products.

In 2011 and 2012, faculty members launched three companies based on their URI inventions and received a record 22 U.S. patents, compared to 25 patents for the prior five years. In addition, faculty received two U.S. trademarks and filed 46 U.S. intellectual property applications.

Researchers were recognized by the URI Research Foundation for their intellectual property contributions at the University’s inaugural Intellectual Property Awards Recognition Ceremony...


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