Polaris MEP

The non-profit, federally designated ally of R.I. manufacturing, which aims to grow manufacturing capability and success via competitive business-improvement programs.

URI Partner of 401 Tech Bridge

University of Rhode Island

The flagship public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the state, with eight academic colleges.

Composites Alliance of Rhode Island (CARI)

An association of companies and stakeholders focused on growing the composites industry in the state.

ritin 401 Tech Bridge Partner

Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network (RITIN)

An affiliation of textile manufacturers positioning the state as a leader in advanced textile manufacturing.

NAVSEAL a partner of 401 Tech Bridge

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWC)

NUWC Division Newport, one of two divisions of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, is the Navy’s full-spectrum research, development, test and evaluation, engineering, and fleet support center for submarine warfare systems and many other systems associated with the undersea battlespace.

NE Tech Bridge Partner of 401 Tech Bridge

Northeast Tech Bridge

The NavalX Tech Bridges are a connected network supported by the Office of Naval Research that enhance collaboration between Naval Labs, industry, academia, and other military branches. The Northeast Tech Bridge focus areas are Ocean Sciences: Maritime Composites and Textiles, Undersea Vehicles, Undersea Sensors, and Undersea Technologies. The 401 Tech Bridge is the nucleus of the Northeast Region Tech Bridge, establishing best practices for public/private partnerships that support and focus on the businesses and economies of the region.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Rhode Island Foundation

The Rhode Island Foundation is a proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to meeting the needs of the people of Rhode Island.


van Beuren Charitable Foundation

van Beuren Charitable Foundation partners with the community to find innovative and practical ways to achieve our mission. To accomplish this, we focus on supporting projects and programs in four priority areas: Strong Starts, Healthy Lifestyles, Community Prosperity, and Excellence in the Commons.