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AFFOA & MIT Launch Advanced Fabrics Entrepreneurship Program

Cambridge-based AFFOA has partnered with MIT Venture Mentoring Service (VMS) to foster a new program that "aims to prepare the next generation of smart-fabrics entrepreneurs," housed at facility supported by the Commonwealth's M2I2 Advanced Manufacturing grant program. 

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New Mass. Grant Program Aims to Boost Entrepreneur Mentoring Statewide

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has launched a new grant program designed to fund and grow entrepreneur mentoring across the Commonwealth. The program will grow regional start-up ecosystems and communities of innovation by connecting startup entrepreneurs and aspiring small business owners to mentoring and networking opportunities.

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New Grant Program Launched to Drive Innovation in the Commonwealth’s Maritime Economy

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, in partnership with the Baker-Polito Administration’s Seaport Economic Council (SEC), has opened applications for the “Grand Challenge,” a new program aimed at supporting projects which catalyze the development of innovative technologies in support of the marine economy in Massachusetts. The Grand Challenge will support projects that apply technology and business solutions to the marine economy to reach the economic development potential of our ocean and coastal resources.

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Baker-Polito Administration Announces $400,000 Grant to Boost Research into Flexible-Hybrid Electronics

Billerica, MA, February 1, 2018 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $400,000 grant to UMass Lowell and SI2 Technologies (SI2) to support a research and development partnership to pursue the commercialization of innovative flexible-hybrid electronics technology.

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State House Innovation Day 2018 Celebrates Megatrends and the Future of Tech in Massachusetts

Boston, MA - The Massachusetts TechHUB Caucus hosted its 3rd marquee Innovation Day today, an event which brought 200-plus attendees to the State House to discuss "Megatrends and the Future of Tech in Massachusetts." The Caucus also recognized the contributions of leading tech innovators with an inaugural round of NextGEN Awards, recognizing tech firms and organizations that are leading and innovating in their field and contributing to the Massachusetts tech economy for the next generation.

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Light Matters Newscast on M2I2 WPI-QCC Award

Photonics Media

On this month's episode of Light Matters, we take you to central Massachusetts as Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Quinsigamond Community College take on a comprehensive joint photonics laboratory project.

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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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