Did you know that we are on the cutting edge of solving the world’s flu epidemic? Providence boasts one of the largest concentrations of NIH COBRE grants in the country and a liver research center that is a two time NIH merit award recipient. These are not isolated stories. As MedMates continues to grow and develop programs, there will be ongoing opportunities for researchers, funders, industry, governmental partners and the public to learn and celebrate our collective successes. With your input we can build a comprehensive database of health tech resources in Rhode Island and develop an online learning center, including a community-sourced wiki of health tech terminology. This learning center will serve to educate the public about healthcare technology in general and the unique opportunities that exist in Rhode Island’s health tech ecosystem.