Sparking Collaboration Across Industry, Government, and Academia

Advanced materials are changing the face of virtually every industry, from aerospace and automotive to energy and oceanographic technology. Whether you’re a producer of advanced materials or a company in search of new solutions, 401 Tech Bridge is here to help you take your business to the next level. We know that collaboration leads to game-changing breakthroughs.

Our network includes Rhode Island companies that are developing leading-edge composites, textiles, electronics, sensors, and more; governmental organizations and major corporations with funded projects that call for advanced materials; and the resources and research capabilities of the region’s academic institutions. By facilitating connection and collaboration throughout our expanding network, 401 Tech Bridge accelerates the journey from concept to prototype to commercial scale while creating business opportunities along the way.


Connecting companies to business opportunities.

We bring Rhode Island companies, government agencies, and academia together around sector-based projects that require advanced materials. With expertise ranging from infrastructure development and naval research to oceanographic and offshore wind solutions, our network speeds technology advancement and commercialization in response to today’s fast-changing markets.

Opening R&D pathways.

We facilitate advanced materials research, development, and prototyping by providing collaboration space, resources, and equipment access to companies and government agencies engaged in creating new processes and solutions.

Speeding manufacturing development.

In partnership with Polaris MEP and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Network, and other collaborators, we help companies sharpen their go-to-market strategy, adopt technology, and explore opportunities to increase revenue, reduce costs, and innovate.

Advancing skills.

We facilitate and organize programs, professional development, and networking events for Rhode Island companies, government agencies and university communities who are pursuing advanced manufacturing processes, technologies and materials.


Portsmouth: Our 17,000 square-foot facility in Portsmouth, Rhode Island will offer neutral lab and equipment space for industry, government, and academic partners to collaboratively problem-solve, develop concepts, build and test prototypes, model concepts, and present solutions. The facility will also be used for presentations, gatherings, and trainings for technology solution providers and offers temporary workspace for companies involved in 401 Tech Bridge-based projects.

Kingston: Our 10,000 square-foot Kingston facility on the campus of the University of Rhode Island facilitates transformational materials research, prototyping, testing and validation of concepts, and engagement with industry partners, faculty researchers, and students on sponsored projects.

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