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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $429,000 for New Space Test Facility in the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD - Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new grant totaling approximately $429,000 from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support the development of new specialized equipment for testing the reliability and compatibility of spacecraft components by Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA). Located at the Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC), EMA will have the only facility in the world capable of both performing testing on materials in a replicated space environment, and the only facility in the world able to design and manufacture the systems capable of producing the energy sources that can replicate the space environment here on earth.

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Finalists Selected for Connect Tech Innovation Challenge

Six companies from across Massachusetts have been selected as finalists for the Connect Tech Innovation Challenge, the fourth in a series of pitch competitions organized by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) and Lever, Inc. to identify and grow innovations inspired by challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.

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Massachusetts eHealth Institute Awards ‘Right Care 4 You’ Grants to Reduce Healthcare Costs

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative recently announced awards for the new Right Care 4 You grant program totaling $189,360 for two digital health companies to support pilot projects with Massachusetts employers to help reduce their healthcare costs. 

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Applications Open for Spring Cybersecurity Mentorship Program

WESTBOROUGH – The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative has launched the spring edition of its Cybersecurity Mentorship Program, an effort that aims to increase diversity within the cybersecurity workforce in Massachusetts. Launched as a pilot last September, the Cybersecurity Mentorship Program pairs diverse college students from across the Commonwealth with mentors from the state’s cybersecurity sector.

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Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Program Awards $105,500 to Boost Three Massachusetts Startups

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) has awarded new grants from the Digital Health Sandbox program to support three Massachusetts startups to test and validate their products and services at three different sandbox environments across Massachusetts. These three awards, totaling $105,500, will allow Lexington-based Keva Health, Cambridge’s Dynocardia, and Boston’s caresyntax to access the cutting-edge tools and staff at three innovative Sandbox R&D centers located in Massachusetts. 

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Massachusetts Innovators Wanted For New COVID ‘Connect Tech’ Challenge

WESTBOROUGH —The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and Lever have announced the Connect Tech Innovation Challenge, the fourth in a series of innovation accelerator programs to identify and grow innovative solutions to challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Baker-Polito Administration Launches Programs to Boost Internet Connectivity

SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced three new programs to boost internet connectivity statewide, including a subsidy program to assist job seekers in the MassHire system that are facing a technology barrier. 

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Massachusetts General Hospital Lab Joins Statewide Digital Health Sandbox Network

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI) at MassTech has added the Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability & Cybersecurity Program (MD PnP) at Massachusetts General Hospital as the next sandbox in its growing Digital Health Sandbox Network. The program boosts digital health across the Commonwealth by connecting companies to a network of innovative test beds that bolster their research and development lifecycle.

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Christine Nolan Hired as Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) at MassTech

BOSTON – Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - The Baker-Polito Administration has announced the hiring of Christine Nolan as the director of the Commonwealth’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) based at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the Commonwealth agency focused on the technology and innovation sectors. Nolan brings a wealth of senior level experience at manufacturing and technology organizations in the region, most recently at Virtual, Inc., based in Wakefield, Mass.

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New Op-Ed: "Malicious hackers amid pandemic raise need for cybersecurity"

Stephanie Helm, director of the MassCyberCenter at MassTech, and Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy, co-authored a column that appeared in The Worcester Telegram & Gazette on how we must remain vigilant against the increased threat of cybersecurity attacks during the pandemic. The column ran on Sunday, November 14th. Read the full piece on Telegram.com or click below.

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