Faculty Fellows is a paid program strategically focused on enhancing faculty knowledge and involvement in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) at URI. The program seeks to establish an active, collaborative network of colleagues who are motivated to integrate an entrepreneurial mindset into their teaching and research. It supports the URI 10 year strategic plan.
Through targeted and custom training, faculty fellows will learn key tools and techniques on how to incorporate the Lean Startup methodology into the design of their program curricula and effectively teach teams on tackling real world challenges. A major goal with this program is to stimulate greater innovation & entrepreneurship culture at URI in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) education, to seed + grow research, and grow entrepreneurial thinking across all colleges of URI.
In October 2023, 401 Tech Bridge is inviting applications for the inaugural cohort in Spring 2024, when training will commence. Integration of learning outcomes with curriculum is expected your Fall 2024 course. Applications have now been closed.
As part of the RISE-UP initiative, funded by the Office of Naval Research, the program will foster the integration of key lean startup methodology principles into course curricula to nurture the next generation of innovators & entrepreneurs.