INSPIRE Joins Cutting-Edge Incubator Space in Downtown Newport

INSPIRE is making moves! INSPIRE is excited to announce our move to Innovate Newport, a co-working and incubator space opening in early 2019. Formerly the Sheffield School, Innovate Newport will host INSPIRE and expand our operations with fiber-optic internet, a beautiful modern office space, and community engagement opportunities in Newport’s downtown.

Rendering of Innovate Newport courtesy of Northeast Collaborative Architects and Studio Troika

Occupying roughly 4,350-square feet of the building’s top floor, INSPIRE’s office at Innovate Newport will host our newly expanded team of marine scientists and analysts supporting offshore energy and coastal development worldwide. Newport has hosted INSPIRE’s HQ for over a decade, and INSPIRE CEO Drew Carey is now eager for the company to “grow into this space and collaborate with other marine tech firms as well as [institutions like] the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.” Carey emphasized that the incubator space is a great start for the future of high-quality jobs like those provided at INSPIRE, and will help connect new industries to the broader Newport and Rhode Island community. Employing over 20 employees and young scientists who work worldwide in rapid environmental assessment and measuring the health of the seafloor, INSPIRE will champion the expansion of Newport’s Blue Tech industry at this exciting new space in the months to come.

For more information, see What’s Up Newport’s profile here and releases from Innovation Newport here.

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