"The University of Rhode Island plans to add three new "innovation" campuses designed to support the commercialization of academic research and spur local industry. The effort is supported by $12 million in public spending and expected to draw $122 million in private investment."—Source: Education Dive
WHY THIS MATTERS:
As industry priorities shift, so do the skills needed from people in the workforce. With institutional and local industry partners in the mix, these innovation campuses will be fueled by a collaborative spirit, using technology to create new opportunities.