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Inaugural Mass. Municipal Cybersecurity Summit Featured Launch of New Training Modules for City & Town Leaders

BOSTON – At the first-ever Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit, the MassCyberCenter at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative launched a suite of interactive, online modules designed to educate and train municipal officials on best practices around cybersecurity and how to create a ‘minimum baseline of cybersecurity’ to protect their digital assets and critical information.

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Baker-Polito Administration’s New Grants Boost Innovation in the Commonwealth’s ‘Blue Economy’

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the winners of the BlueTech Tech and Innovation Grant program, a program managed by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) that was launched with the support of the Commonwealth’s Seaport Economic Council, which partnered with MassTech on the new grant program. The two new grants, totaling $337,714, were awarded to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance and Tufts University, and will advance innovation and drive economic growth in the Massachusetts “Blue Economy.”

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Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month 2021 Kicks Off

BOSTON, MASS. – October is Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month in the Commonwealth, as declared by an official proclamation signed by Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. To highlight the importance of the Month, Governor Baker has released a video to spotlight the critical importance of cybersecurity in every day life.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass., ARCHANGELS, and the Mass Caregiving Initiative Team up to Launch "Any Care Counts" Campaign in Support of Unpaid Caregivers

BOSTON - Today, ARCHANGELS, a start-up dedicated to supporting unpaid caregivers, with support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) and the Mass Caregiving Initiative at the MassTech Collaborative, launched the Any Care Counts campaign, designed to increase recognition and support of unpaid caregivers in the Commonwealth.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43 percent of adults nationwide serve as unpaid caregivers.  The collaboration will increase awareness for this vital and often invisible role, that disproportionately impacts the most at-risk populations and can result in serious mental health consequences.

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MeHI, Lever Announce Finalists for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

WESTBOROUGH, MA — The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and Lever are pleased to announce the eight finalists for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge, a new program meant to identify and grow digital health tools that will help drive economic recovery from the pandemic.

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Applications Open for Fall Cybersecurity Mentorship Program

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative has opened the fall 2021 application window for its Cybersecurity Mentorship Program, an effort that aims to increase diversity within the cybersecurity workforce in Massachusetts by pairing diverse college students with mentors from the state’s cybersecurity sector.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $700,000 to Grow Tech and Innovation Companies

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined executives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to announce $700,722 in grants from the ‘Pathways to Scale’ program, an effort from the Commonwealth to boost tech and innovation companies emerging from the startup phase and poised for growth.

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New Program Leverages Massachusetts Resources to Accelerate Innovative Tech to Support Family Caregivers

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – A new challenge program launched by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and Lever, Inc. of North Adams, Mass., aims to drive economic recovery by boosting the number of digital health tools available to help unpaid caregivers support their loved ones and return to work. The new ‘Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge’ offers growing digital health companies the opportunity to compete for a total of $250,000 in ‘tuition’ to one of nine research and development ‘Sandboxes’ located across the state.

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WBZ Radio Spotlights ‘Ransomware 101’

MassCyberCenter director Stephanie Helm was a guest on the WBZ News program ‘New England Weekend,’ hosted by Nichole Davis.

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In the News: MIT Expert Cites Commonwealth's M2I2 Manufacturing Program in the Boston Globe

An interview with MIT Professor Suzanne Berger in the Globe's ‘Ideas’ section highlights investments from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative and impies the program could be a national model.

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