By Erin Read
401 Tech Bridge is an economic development initiative launched in 2019 that seeks to connect the U.S. Navy, universities, nonprofits and businesses in Rhode Island to develop advanced materials and technologies
The Advanced Materials and Technology Center under construction in Portsmouth is slated to be the centerpiece of Tech Bridge offerings. It is designed for short-term projects where collaborators can occupy a lab-type space to conduct research and development.
401 Tech Bridge will be recruiting companies over the summer for its accelerator program in the fall. The organization will emphasize building upon the connections its formed among the universities, government and industry.
“We’re now at a point where we are hoping that the pandemic is trailing off and the viability of our space has never looked better,” Christian Cowan, executive director of 401 Tech Bridge said.