The Providence Business News profiles Christian Cowan, a PBN Leaders & Achievers 2023. Cowan, director of Polaris MEP, works to support the growth and evolution of the Rhode Island manufacturing community.
Christian Cowan began his career by learning about everything related to engineering including, management, textiles, mergers, and manufacturing. Today he works with non-profits to bring technology from other places back to Rhode Island
“The work of Polaris MEP and 401 Tech Bridge under the URI Research Foundation has been critical for Rhode Island’s technology commercialization efforts. Cowan’s leadership, he says, has been instrumental in growing capabilities to match the state’s economic strategy.”
Much of his work is to keep Rhode Island manufacturing within the state’s borders. He does this through programs that are “extremely effective and intentionally reaching out to communities and engaging with them in a deep way”.