resilience innovation hub

The Resilience Innovation Hub will bring together applied research and development (R/D) technology commercialization transfer and service centers that focus on resilience/climate change, ocean, defense, cyber security, green infrastructure and digital industries, and associated training and job creation centers, while strengthening Newport’s economy.

The City of Newport is also working closely with its partners to develop a green infrastructure job creation and placement effort. The initiative targets 20-30 year old, unemployed or underemployed citizens from economically disadvantaged groups. City partners include the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association, Harvard University’s Zofnass Sustainable Infrastructure Institute and the Law School’s Environmental Policy Clinic, University of Rhode Island’s Department of Agricultural Economics, and the Community College of Rhode Island.

The NPDC Team will identify additional funding and users that will be especially interested in these opportunities.