BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 6, 2023 / Mass Fintech Hub, a public-private partnership dedicated to making the state a global leader in fintech, has released a report that provides the first progress assessment of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' fintech ecosystem in the years since the COVID-19 pandemic. The report was authored by KPMG LLP (KPMG) and commissioned by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech).
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) at MassTech announced $20 million in new grants through the state’s Digital Equity Partnerships Program, which supports high-impact and scalable initiatives that reach residents most affected by the digital divide.
WESTBOROUGH, MASS. — Today, the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech Collaborative (CAM) launched a new state-funded program to boost cybersecurity at small- and medium-sized manufacturers statewide. The new Manufacturing Cybersecurity Program (MCP) will provide funding of up to $30,000 for capital upgrades to help small businesses fund the purchase of critical cybersecurity infrastructure, including network upgrades, badge readers, cameras, servers, and firewalls. In addition to protecting revenue and intellectual property, the program aims to boost the competitiveness of homegrown manufacturers, as these increased cyber investments will help firms meet cybersecurity standards that are necessary to work on federal projects or other programs for security-focused customers in the private-sector.
BOSTON, MA – Friday, leaders in the quantum computing community met in Boston for the 2023 Quantum Massachusetts Conference, hosted by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech). In partnership with The Quantum Insider, a pioneering market intelligence group, the event brought together thought leaders, computer engineers, investors, researchers, and public officials to discuss the emerging technology, its implications for future industries, and the opportunities for expanding the quantum ecosystem in Massachusetts.
WESTBOROUGH, MA – Today, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) launched a public comment period to gather feedback about the state’s Internet for All Plan. In order to deploy over $145 million in funds towards broadband and digital equity allocated to the state through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, MBI is gathering input from residents, municipalities, and organizational stakeholders across Massachusetts both online and via mail. A year of planning efforts has established two documents to guide the state’s Internet for All Plan – a Statewide Digital Equity Plan and the Initial Proposal for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program.
BOSTON – Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced a $2.3 million grant through the MassTech Collaborative’s MassCyberCenter to CyberTrust Massachusetts, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the cybersecurity ecosystem, to support cybersecurity resiliency for Massachusetts communities and help develop a talent pipeline at Massachusetts colleges and universities to encourage students to enter the field. The CyberTrust Massachusetts grant was announced at the seventh annual Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum held at the State House today during Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month.
WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech (MBI), on behalf of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has launched the Broadband Infrastructure Gap Networks Grant Program, a new competitive grant program funded by $145 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Capital Projects Fund that aims to deliver high-speed internet infrastructure to areas that currently lack broadband-level service. The Gap Networks program aims to expand connectivity to unserved and underserved locations throughout the state to help bridge the digital divide, with a particular focus on communities with substantial low-income households and disadvantaged populations.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – This week, over 300 students from across Massachusetts converged on the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to participate in the MassMakes Innovation Challenge, a session, organized by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech (CAM), that combined hands-on manufacturing, engineering projects, and Q&A sessions with industry leaders. Many of the participants are currently enrolled in the state’s Innovation Career Pathways program that educates students in high demand technical fields. The event was headlined by Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, a co-chair of the statewide STEM Advisory Council, and Secretary of Education Patrick Tutwiler, who each stressed the importance of investing in our manufacturing future and the need to support the next generation of professionals in this critical sector.
WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – The Healey-Driscoll Administration has awarded a nearly $2 million grant to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) through MassTech’s Innovation Institute to help build a cutting-edge research and development facility focused on the design, production, and understanding of autonomous systems. WPI’s new Autonomous Systems Lab will serve as a testing ground for innovative autonomous technologies that are advancing future capabilities in the automotive, transportation, healthcare, robotics, and automation and manufacturing sectors.
AMHERST, MASS. – Today, leaders from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) announced a $5 million award from the Healey-Driscoll Administration to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass-Amherst) to help create an open-access additive manufacturing and design/testing facility on campus. The grant, from the Collaborative Research and Development Matching Grant Program, will augment UMass-Amherst’s capabilities in the advanced manufacturing space and increase its collaboration with universities across Massachusetts around R&D for advanced optical technologies, which have applications in biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental monitoring, and general electronics.