Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Avenue Newport, Rhode Island 02840 USA
(800) 637-0002

Wyndham Newport Hotel

240 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, Rhode Island 02842 USA
(401) 236-2020

Newport: At the heart of the Blue Tech Economy

Newport, given its location, has long been inextricably tied to the sea and, more recently, has played a central role in the burgeoning blue tech economy; the region already boasts one of the densest and most diverse blue tech clusters in the world. Besides the naval station (NAVSTA Newport) and the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), there’s a high concentration of defense contractors, research institutions, universities, and a host of other supply chain assets, making Newport the perfect hub for blue tech innovation.
Salve Regina University:
A historic venue like no other
Nestled in a historic seaport two hours’ drive from Boston, Salve Regina University’s oceanside campus is set upon seven 19th-century estates and consists of 51 buildings in the heart of Newport's Ochre Point-Cliffs historic district. Salve Regina means "Hail Holy Queen" and speaks to its roots as a coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy. Salve Regina was granted its university status in 1991 and has since incorporated 45 undergraduate majors and 13 master’s degree programs.
An intimate gathering of innovators
The Blue Innovation Symposium has always been an event for the community, by the community, and designed to gather the most innovative collaborators in the blue tech space to profile breakthrough technologies and the pioneers steering the future of the industry. Just like the venue itself, there’s nothing ordinary about this conference. This is where thought-leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, disrupters, and key industry figures coalesce to define what’s next in the blue economy.
Things to do

Newport has long been a hotbed for new ideas, and this is well-documented in the city’s unique cultural history. The architectural riches of the region are immediately apparent, but no visit to Newport is replete without taking in the splendor of some of Newport’s Mansions:

Other attractions close to Salve Regina University include the National Museum of American Illustration, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and several world-class restaurants, all nestled to a backdrop of unparalleled natural beauty.

With easy access from major urban centers like Boston, New York and Providence, it is little surprise that Newport is such a cherished destination for visitors.