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Applications Open for Cybersecurity Mentorship Pilot Program

The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative has released applications for the new Cybersecurity Mentorship Pilot Program, an effort providing opportunities for diverse Massachusetts college students to learn about careers in cybersecurity and develop their professional networks through direct engagement with industry experts. The goal of the program is to promote increased diversity within the cybersecurity workforce in Massachusetts.

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CareAline Products Wins Second ‘Intrapreneur Challenge’ In Support of COVID-19 Response

WESTBOROUGH – On Friday, August 21, a panel of expert judges declared CareAline Products of Danvers the winner of the second COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge, a competition focused on companies developing innovations that will help Massachusetts in its reopening processes. The Challenge featured pitches from nine established Massachusetts companies, who pitched their designs and business plans aimed at addressing the ongoing public health challenge.

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Massachusetts Manufacturers Wanted: COVID-19 Health & Safety Challenge

WESTBOROUGH — The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Lever, Inc., have announced the ‘COVID-19 Health & Safety Challenge,’ the third in a series of innovation pitch competitions to identify and grow innovative solutions to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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In the News - Five Questions With: Carolyn Kirk

By: Susan Shalhoub 

A question and answer session with MassTech executive director, Carolyn Kirk, on the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team, or the MERT, which is an effort to respond to COVID-19 in terms of supporting manufacturers who want to pivot and produce items relevant to the pandemic.

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Finalists Selected for Second COVID-19 Response Challenge

WESTBOROUGH, MA — Nine intrapreneurs from companies across Massachusetts have been selected as finalists for Lever’s second COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge, which focuses on helping Massachusetts companies pivot operations to produce innovations that support the state’s reopening.

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Massachusetts Explores Opportunities Around Blockchain

BOSTON — The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, together with key thought leaders from the region, have launched a new training program on blockchain technology targeted at government innovators, demonstrating the Commonwealth’s commitment to supporting the blockchain revolution.

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Cape Cod’s Speakeasy Travel Supply Wins Inaugural ‘Intrapreneur Challenge’ In Support of COVID-19 Response

WESTBOROUGH - On Friday, July 24, 2020, a panel of expert judges declared Speakeasy Travel Supply of Cape Cod the winner of the first COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge, a competition focused on companies pivoting operations to produce general-use face masks. The Challenge featured pitches from 11 established Massachusetts companies, who pitched their designs and business plans aimed at addressing the ongoing public health challenge.

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Statement on the Passing of Mitchell Adams, Former MassTech Executive Director

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Mitchell Adams, who served as MassTech executive director from 2001 to 2011.

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New Accelerator Aims to Boost ‘Made in Mass.’ Products that Support Re-opening

WESTBOROUGH, MA – The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Lever have announced the second COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge to identify and mentor innovative Massachusetts companies interested in developing a product or service to support Phase 2 of the state’s re-opening. The Intrapreneur Challenge is a five-part business accelerator program that aims to activate, connect, and focus Massachusetts companies as they pivot production capabilities to meet the emerging needs of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Intrapreneur Challenge’ Launches to Increase PPE Supply in Massachusetts

WESTBOROUGH, MA – Today, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched a new project to boost the number of homegrown companies able to manufacture personal protective equipment or PPE, a critical need in the response to the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge will be managed by Lever, a North Adams-based business accelerator and innovation support organization that will activate, connect, and focus companies as they pivot production capabilities to produce the materials necessary to combat the pandemic. The new effort will be supported by a $250,000 grant from the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the organization managing the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (MERT).

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