New Op-Ed from MassCyberCenter Director & Bay Path University President on Diversity in the Cybersecurity Workforce
Stephanie Helm, director of the MassCyberCenter at MassTech, and Carol Leary, president of Bay Path University, co-authored a column in the Springfield Republican & MassLive.com on how a diverse workforce can bolster the Commonwealth's cybersecurity sector.Read More
Massachusetts Expands Digital Health R&D Sandbox Program, Adds Sites in Boston, Cambridge, & WMass
The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has selected three of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ leading healthcare R&D hubs to join the Digital Health Sandbox Network, which connects Massachusetts-based startups to cutting-edge R&D facilities and allows them the opportunity to apply for funding to test their innovations at one of the Network’s labs.Read More
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $5.2 Million in New Advanced Manufacturing Awards
The Baker-Polito Administration announced two new grants totaling over $5.2 million from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support the development of new advanced manufacturing technologies across the state.Read More
PHOTO RELEASE: Lt. Governor Polito and Speaker DeLeo Tour MassRobotics, Highlight Intern Partnership
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and House Speaker Robert DeLeo toured MassRobotics, the innovation hub for robotics and connected devices in Boston, and met with executives and interns from growing Massachusetts companies that have benefitted from the MassTech Intern Partnership program.Read More
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Advanced Manufacturing Awards
WORCESTER – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced four new grants worth $892,699 from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to invest in innovative advanced manufacturing projects across the state. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was joined by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy to announce the awards at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which was awarded funds for a robotics training program for kids. Three collaborative projects led by research teams at University of Massachusetts Lowell also received grant funding.Read More
Tech Foundry Utilizing MassTech Grant to Expand IT Training Opportunities in Western Massachusetts
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – Officials from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), a public economic development agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined local elected officials today for a visit to Springfield-based Tech Foundry, an organization utilizing a $50,000 state grant to increase IT training opportunities in Western Massachusetts.Read More
In the News: "Advancing manufacturing: New state initiatives discussed at BCC"
PITTSFIELD — A state-funded, cutting edge manufacturing program is making its way across the state and is targeting the Berkshires for growth.
Two directors of advanced manufacturing programs at the MassTech Innovation Institute provided an overview of the agency's Manufacturing Innovation Initiative, also known as M2I2, on Tuesday at Berkshire Community College.
The innovation initiative is a capital grants program that provides capital cost shares for projects and discovery centers throughout the state, and is aligned with the federal government's Manufacturing USA program. M2I2 is overseen by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Executive Officer of Housing and Economic Development.Read More
In the News: "New initiative aims to diversify tech talent"
The Innovation Institute, an economic development agency housed within the larger quasi-governmental organization the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, has just launched an initiative aimed at increasing diversity in local tech industries.
Via The Bay State Banner.Read More
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Launches New Drive to Diversify Tech
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has launched a new effort aimed at increasing the diversity of candidates that get hired for internships, apprenticeships, and entry level jobs in the Commonwealth’s technology sector. The program aims to provide grants to civic organizations, businesses, or non-profits for new or existing projects that increase the number of workers from under represented populations who are offered internships or entry-level employment opportunities at tech firms across Massachusetts.Read More
Baker-Polito Administration Launches Digital Health 'Sandbox' Program for Innovative Startups
WORCESTER — Governor Baker today announced a new grant program as part of the Administration’s Digital Health Initiative that will provide $500,000 in funding to open doors for healthcare technology startups to access research and development “sandboxes.” Governor Baker made the announcement during a visit with Digital Health Council members at WPI’s PracticePoint, one of the facilities supported by the program, where healthcare startups will be able to test existing technologies and develop new products and services.Read More