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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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Massachusetts Announces New Manufacturing Grants

WESTBOROUGH — The Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech (CAM), in partnership with the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, has launched a new $2 million grant program that will invest in small- to medium-sized manufacturers across the Commonwealth. The new Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP) aims to co-invest in small- to medium-sized manufacturers to better prepare their businesses to meet the demands of ‘Industry 4.0,’ the innovation-driven production methods powered by smart technologies such as data analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, automation, and connected technologies to stay competitive.

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Leaders Across Massachusetts Launch Mass Fintech Hub to Spur Entrepreneurial and Economic Growth

June 4, 2021 -- Building on more than a year of unprecedented collaboration among Massachusetts’ financial experts, Fintech leaders, investors, government executives, elected officials, and members of the academic community, the Massachusetts Fintech Working Group, a network of 27 leaders representing key sectors, today launched the Mass Fintech Hub, a public-private partnership dedicated to making the Commonwealth a global leader in Fintech. 

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Massachusetts Cyber Jobs Board Launched

WESTBOROUGH – The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative has launched a new cybersecurity jobs board, the first career site solely dedicated to cybersecurity jobs in Massachusetts. The new portal offers jobs seekers opportunities at various career stages, ranging from internships and analyst roles to senior executive-level positions. The board also spotlights the importance of cybersecurity across all sectors in Massachusetts, with jobs available at cybersecurity vendors and end user organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, state and municipal governments, health care institutions, universities, defense firms, and utilities.

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Massachusetts Partners Win $3.3M Grant to Fuel Response to Post-Pandemic Challenges

UMass Lowell announced a $3.3 million federal grant to help face the ongoing manufacturing challenges from COVID-19 and to prepare our supply chains for future public health crises.

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In the News: MassDigi Goes to WPI & New State Award for Digital Games Intern Training Program

On Monday, April 26, 2021, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined leaders from the Mass. Digital Games Institute (MassDigi) for their 10th anniversary celebration at their current home, Becker College in Worcester. The event highlighted the impact MassDigi has had on the digital games sector in Massachusetts, as a hub for training students and as a launch pad for new game startups. The event also featured two announcements, including the move of MassDigi to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), a move necessitated by Becker’s closure later this year. Lt. Governor Polito also announced a new two-year award from MassTech to MassDigi which will fund a new digital games training program. 

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Keva Health of Lexington Wins COVID-19 Connect Tech Innovation Challenge

WESTBOROUGH – On Friday, April 9th, 2021, a panel of expert judges declared Keva Health of Lexington the winner of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Connect Tech Innovation Challenge, a competition focused on entrepreneurs and startups working on innovative solutions to enhance resiliency and guard against potential future disruptions in industries like ecommerce, manufacturing, digital health, FinTech, and EdTech.

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New Commonwealth Grant Aims to Give Massachusetts Businesses an AI ‘Jumpstart’

The Innovation Institute at MassTech has awarded Northeastern University a $2.2 million grant for the AI Jumpstart Program, an innovative pilot program to assist Massachusetts firms interested in deploying artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance their businesses. This novel program will fund new computing infrastructure at Northeastern and connect industry partners with world-class facilities and researchers across several AI disciplines.

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Applications Open for MassTech Intern Partnership Program

The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) is now accepting applications for the 2021 MassTech Intern Partnership, a program that reimburses qualified companies for hiring Massachusetts students as interns. Now in its ninth year, the Intern Partnership program offers $3,200 stipends to eligible Massachusetts tech companies for the purpose of hiring summer interns.

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Spring Cybersecurity Mentorship Program Participants Selected

The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative has selected the participants for the spring cohort of its Cybersecurity Mentorship Program, an effort that aims to increase diversity within the cybersecurity workforce in Massachusetts. A total of 25 undergraduate students from 14 different schools from across the Commonwealth have been paired with 22 mentors from 14 different organizations.

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