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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $4 Million Grant for Worcester Integrated Photonics R&D Facility

WORCESTER, MA - Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $4 million grant to support the launch of the AIM Photonics ‘Lab for Education & Application Prototypes’ (LEAP), a partnership between Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC). The Worcester-based R&D facility will support product development in the emerging field of integrated photonics, which have applications in the development of autonomous vehicles, data storage and telecommunications. The lab will support Massachusetts companies pursuing a transition into the integrated photonics supply chain, by expanding opportunities for research & development, entrepreneurship opportunities and creating new workforce development and educational programs. 

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Advancing Integrated Photonics at Lincoln Laboratory

By: Dorothy Ryan

State award is funding a new germanium deposition reactor for building the next generation of photonic integrated circuits.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $3.9 Million Grant to Expand Research into Advanced Fibers & Fabrics for Defense Sector

LEXINGTON, MA - Today, the Baker-Polito Administration and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative announced a $3.9 million grant to support the second phase of research & development at the Defense Fabric Discovery Center, a cutting-edge research hub which opened in October. 

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Professor Harry Asada Awarded a $2 Million Grant to Develop Robotic Educational Tool, “Teach-Bot”

By: Mary Beth O'Leary

In early October, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker celebrated National Manufacturing Day at UMass Amherst by awarding grants through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2).

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Lincoln Laboratory Celebrates Opening of the Defense Fabric Discovery Center

By: Rowena Lindsay 

On 27 October, the Laboratory welcomed more than 120 guests to see this new technology in action at the DFDC ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event featuring speeches from prominent contributors to the project, exhibits from local textile and fiber manufacturers, and tours of the new facility.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7 Million to Support Advanced Manufacturing Initiatives and Job Creation

AMHERST - In celebration of National Manufacturing Day, the Baker-Polito Administration awarded $7 million in funding to support growth in seven innovative advanced manufacturing projects across the Commonwealth through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2). The funding supports critical research and development infrastructure at advanced manufacturing projects in leading sectors such as advanced functional fabrics, integrated photonics, robotics, & flexible-hybrid electronics.

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Self-Driving Cars: A Complex Photonic Supply Chain

Ira Moskowitz, the director of advanced-manufacturing programs with the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative presented at the Frontiers in Optics meeting in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017.

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Cybersecurity growth center to coordinate jobs training, business development in Massachusetts

By: Colin Wood

A new cybersecurity training center led by state government is opening in Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker announced Wednesday at the state's first-ever Cybersecurity Forum.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces New Cybersecurity Center At Mass Tech Collaborative

CAMBRIDGE – Today, at the state’s first-ever Cybersecurity Forum, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced the creation of the “Cybersecurity Growth and Development Center at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative” - a new public center that will aim to connect the cybersecurity ecosystem and train new cybersecurity workers across the Commonwealth. To advise and steer the center, MassTech will convene a Cybersecurity Strategy Council made up of leaders from both the private and public sector. 

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MeHI Grants Aim to Improve Electronic Reporting of Child Behavioral Health Data

BOSTON – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech has awarded nearly $200,000 to four qualified electronic health record (EHR) vendors to build efficient pathways for Massachusetts behavioral health providers to electronically submit reportable data to the Commonwealth’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI). The grants, the result of an open procurement process under MeHI’s CBHI CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths) Interface Development Grant program, incentivize the four vendors to build new electronic interfaces and connect 12 Massachusetts behavioral health providers, allowing the providers to efficiently submit CBHI reports, replacing a manual process for the roughly 40,000 reports they submit to the Commonwealth annually.   

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Lt. Governor Polito Celebrates Blue Economy Investments at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WOODS HOLE, MASS. – Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, chair of the Commonwealth and Baker-Polito Administration’s Seaport Economic Council, joined elected officials and business leaders from the Cape Cod region to highlight the Commonwealth’s investments into the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and to tour the Institution’s world-class research facilities. As part of the visit, the Lt. Governor helped WHOI launch the new DunkWorks ‘maker lab’, a Commonwealth-supported research and development facility that is designed to boost innovation in the marine robotics space, helping drive the testing and rapid prototyping of new technologies.

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Commonwealth, Charter Agree to Deliver Broadband Coverage to Five Unserved Towns

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech (MBI) and Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) have reached agreement on a contract to deliver broadband internet service to five unserved towns in Massachusetts, eventually providing high-speed connectivity to more than 3,600 homes and businesses.

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