Powering the next generation of

Powering the next generation of product development, design and manufacturing.

Approved Vendors:

Polaris MEP

Design Catalyst LLC

RI School of Design (RISD)

Bryant University

Recent Development: Raimondo Launches Rhode Island Manufacturing Initiative

RISD Program: Design for Manufacturing Innovation

New video from RISD program: The Value of Design Thinking in RI Manufacturing

Bryant University Program: Design Thinking

Creating opportunities for manufacturers and designers to

Spur Innovation

Realize New Business Opportunities

Diversify Products and Markets

Grow Workforce Talent

STEAM ENGINE USA is an all-inclusive project

bridging the gap between manufacturers and designers, and bringing the tools for intellectual property, education and investment. We take the isolated strengths of these assets and create a powerful, integrated system for innovation.

Creating a network of assets

network assets

and integrating design thinking, capabilities and process to reach a new level of manufacturing excellence.


the Defense Industry Economic Diversification Initiative

focuses on a vibrant and significant economic sector in Rhode Island and the region: the defense manufacturing industry.

Ready to Get Involved?


Connect your capacity with the product developers, industrial designers, and investors propelling the next generation of manufacturing


Be the catalysts of innovation by contributing your design thinking skills


Link your institution or program to the manufacturing workforce training, new technology and space needs