We strive to seed, inspire, and scale education innovation in Rhode Island.

About Us

EduvateRI brings together education, research, philanthropic, government and commercial partners to surface and solve persistent problems in education collectively; develop and test effective education tools and technologies; and nurture breakthrough, authentic learning practices.

Through organized, integrated, and coordinated efforts, the EduvateRI cluster seeks to close opportunity gaps for students, improve the national competitiveness of Rhode Island, and drive economic growth through new and existing education-related business.

EduvateRI helps Rhode Island set the bar for education innovation nationally, acting as a model for other clusters and as a research and design hub for education innovation broadly.

Since inception in 2013, EduvateRI has hosted over 25 MeetUps, engaged over 250 Rhode Islanders, run six discrete projects, and helped launch two new nonprofits.

EduvateRI is a completely volunteer-led effort–its brand and its work are owned by all who participate in the cluster equally.

I engage in the EduvateRI network to meet new people, pursue new projects, and get thought partnership for my ideas. The EduvateRI cluster has had a positive impact on my ability to affect change in Rhode Island education.

Survey response from a cluster member