CONNECT WITH THE RI MADE DEFENSE CONSORTIUM
Partnerships & Collaboration
The RI MADE defense Consortium is made up of a diverse number of partners all focused on supporting and expanding the development and production capabilities of the defense manufacturing industry in Rhode Island. It is comprised of representatives from national innovation institutes, military branches, key OEMs and industry leaders, educational institutions, state agencies, and public/private organizations.
Please scroll down for a list of Founding Consortium members and links to learn more about each.
Polaris MEP, the state’s non-profit manufacturing training and business improvement solutions provider, serves as the lead partner in the RI MADE defense consortium. They plan and promote all related activities, including manufacturer and student recruitment and training, workshops, and more.
POINT OF CONTACT: Taylor Greene, RI MADE Program Manager, tgreene@PolarisMEP.org
Founding Consortium Members
Manufacturing Innovation Institutes
MxD equips U.S. factories with the digital tools, cybersecurity, and workforce expertise needed to begin building every part better than the last, enabling its 300+ partners to increase productivity, win more business, and strengthen U.S. manufacturing.
The ARM Institute’s mission is to create and then deploy robotic technology by integrating the diverse collection of industry practices and institutional knowledge across many disciplines – sensor technologies, end-effector development, software and artificial intelligence, materials science, human and machine behavior modeling, and quality assurance – to realize the promises of a robust manufacturing innovation ecosystem.
Rhode Island State Agencies
Commercial Industry, OEMs and Manufacturing Leaders
Academic & Research
- University of Rhode Island Research Foundation (URIRF)
- Polaris MEP
- 401 Tech Bridge
- University of Rhode Island
- Community College of Rhode Island
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Rhode Island College
- Roger Williams University
- Brown University
- Rhode Island Department of Education
- Westerly Education Center