Rhode Island Commerce, with the University of Rhode Island, Issues RFP to Create Life Sciences Innovation Campus

University of Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE–Rhode Island Commerce, in partnership with the University of Rhode Island, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for local and out-of-state developers to create Innovation Campus(es) to strengthen the state’s thriving biotechnology and life sciences industries.

The RFP seeks to identify a partner to create a shared laboratory site that can advance biotech innovation and small-scale manufacturing, accelerate translational research, conduct early demonstration, and develop commercialization programming.

The RFP is part of BioConnects New England’s application to the U.S. EDA’s Build Back Better Regional Challenge (BBBRC), which was recently selected as a finalist, and eligible to compete for up to $100 million in federal funds to advance the growth of the life science economy throughout the region.

Nominations close for initial consideration on March 7, 2022.  The RFP, with additional details, can be found here.