Innovation lives here.

The Rhode Island Office of Innovation is a governor’s initiative launched in January 2016 to support and positively impact public systems in the state.

Highlights & Happenings


Studio Rhode: how 7 libraries in RI piloted new efforts to better serve their communities

Libraries are more than just book repositories: They’re community hubs. Over the past two years, in partnership with the Office of Library and Information Services, we’ve worked with seven community libraries in the state to pilot new ways to serve their users. Explore the projects, get ideas, and learn more at


Open Textbook INitiative hits the $3m savings mark for college students in Rhode island

Three years into our cross-university collaborative efforts to help make college in RI more affordable and accessible, we’ve reached over 30,000 students and seen open textbook adoptions in over 250 courses. Outreach, trainings, and other supports are available to help faculty utilize free and openly licensed textbooks. Join the movement. 

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Applications now live for cohort 3 of the innovation league

Often, the most impactful projects in government come from cross-agency collaborations, outside-the-box thinking, and data-informed decision making. The Innovation League is a nine-month fellowship to connect employees across state agencies and help them tackle problems to better serve Rhode Island residents. Learn more—and think about applying you work in state government!



"Part of creating opportunities for all Rhode Islanders is putting their needs first and turning away from how government has always done things." — Gov. Gina Raimondo

The Rhode Island Office of Innovation inspires and accelerates innovations in our state's largest systems, from state government to education to infrastructure, with the goal of redesigning government to be more user-centered, efficient, and responsive. We use non-traditional strategies to advance this goal forward, engage local implementation partners at every stage of the process, and assess and iterate on projects every six months.