Rhode Island Foundation Names 2015 'Innovation Fellows'

Apr 16, 2015

The Rhode Island Foundation has announced the winners for this year’s innovation fellowships.  The program is aimed at sparking new ideas for the state. The award comes with a $300,000 grant.

This year’s two winners include John Haley, a scientist specializing in marine fisheries.  He’s working on a product to improve mussel aquaculture.  It’s a kind of cord that’s “pre-loaded” with mussel larvae to speed up the cultivation time for mussel farmers.

The other winners, are a husband and wife team, Daniel Kamil and Emily Steffian. The owners of the Cable Car Cinema in Providence plan to open up a multi-screen film and media center… to showcase independent film, and cinema studies.

The winners were selected from a pool of more than 350 applicants.

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