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Rhode Island Blue Tech

Trade organizations help amplify the voice of business owners in various professions and industries. In additional to legislative advocacy, the groups offer valuable services such as certification programs and workforce development courses.
  • CTNext is Connecticut’s innovation ecosystem, like an incubator helping entrepreneurs validate their ideas
  • For entrepreneurs, CTNext has unique mentor programs, seminars and onsite workspaces
  • CTNext is a support system that steps in with customized help right when entrepreneurs need it most
  • A nonprofit focused on industry research, innovation, policy development, and communications initiatives
  • The voice of businesses building a world-class clean energy hub in the Northeast
  • Convenes clean energy stakeholders dedicated to growing the state and the region’s clean energy economy
  • The nation’s oldest regional business organization
  • Numerous working groups and committees to develop policy recommendations in a variety of areas
  • Pursues special initiatives and holds regular networking events
  • A regional collaborative effort to coordinate the growth of defense-related industries
  • Seeks to bolster small and midsize businesses’ cybersecurity and to create a trusted network of small defense suppliers
  • The collaboration is still in development, but currently hosts webinars on cybersecurity
  • Regional service of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office charged with protecting ocean resources and habitats
  • Works to create sustainable fisheries, protect marine life, provide scientific services, and influence well-informed management decisions
  • Open funding opportunities, bulletins, and a variety of resources for those involved in fishing or conservation matters
  • A coalition of partners from across different industries and the New England region advocating for offshore wind development
  • Members look to foster regional collaboration and build public support for the technology
  • Goals of improving the region’s economy and reducing its energy emissions