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State House News Service: UMass cybersecurity efforts get a boost

In August 2016, Governor Baker joined executives from MassTech, the University of Massachusetts system, MassMutual, and other Western Mass institutions in Springfield for the announcement of a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette: "Nine partially served towns to get broadband boost"

Pioneer Valley publication The Daily Hampshire Gazette covered the recent grant from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech to Comcast which will extend broadband access in nine municipalities in Western and North Central Massachusetts.

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Commonwealth Awards $5 Million to UMass Amherst to Support New Data Science Collaborative

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative, a public-private partnership designed to accelerate data science innovation in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. The Commonwealth’s investment will help drive the commercialization of new products and ideas, train a leading data science workforce and support collaborative regional economic development activities.

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Building and Managing a Data Science Team the Right Way

By: John Baker

On July 12, more than 120 data scientists converged on Pixability HQ in Boston for “Building and Managing Data Science the Right Way,” a meetup that featured a panel of data science leaders who discussed how to maximize data science’s impact on an organization. 

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MAssive Data: Our New Mass Big Data Blog Series

Welcome to Mass. Big Data’s newest project, MAssive Data. This new blog series will feature the people, technologies, and research innovations on the cutting edge of Massachusetts’ world-class data analytics and cybersecurity cluster.

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Commonwealth, Charter Finalize Agreement to Deliver Broadband to Hinsdale, Lanesborough, West Stockbridge

WESTBOROUGH – The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a $1.6 million grant to Charter Communications to upgrade and extend broadband access in the unserved communities of Hinsdale, Lanesborough, and West Stockbridge.

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute Announces Grant to Support Construction of Mount Washington’s ‘Last Mile’ Broadband Network

BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved a grant to the Town of Mount Washington to support the construction of a ‘Fiber to the Home’ network that will deliver broadband access to the town’s residents. The grant of $230,000 from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech (“MBI”) will help construct a fiber-optic network that will pass 96% of residences in the town. Of the households in Mount Washington, over 60% have agreed to take service on the proposed network, a fact the Town confirmed through a program which gathered a signed agreement from each subscriber committing to three years of data and phone service along with a $300 deposit.

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MeHI Awards $3 Million to Enhance Coordination among Community Healthcare Providers & Improve Patient Care

BROCKTON – During an event at Brockton Neighborhood Health Center today, MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, announced $3,038,000 in grants to drive community-level collaboration among healthcare providers using innovative technologies. The grants were made through MeHI’s Connected Communities Implementation Grant program, a statewide effort which seeks to enhance collaboration and communication among healthcare providers within a community through the use of innovative technologies, such as electronic health records and health information exchanges.

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Boston Globe: Remote Mass. Towns Welcome Broadband’s Arrival

The Boston Globe recently highlighted the work being done by our Massachusetts Broadband Institute and others to expand high-speed Internet access to 45 towns in Western and Central Mass. that are 'unserved' by broadband connections.

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Commonwealth, Mass. Broadband Institute Announce Grant for Middlefield Wireless Pilot Project

BOSTON – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has approved a new grant to the Town of Middlefield to aid in the launch of a wireless pilot project designed to help the town address its broadband Internet gap. The grant of $129,082 from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute will fund costs associated with the town’s preferred solution for broadband under the pilot program.

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Commonwealth Awards $3 Million to Northeastern University to Drive Development of Smart Sensors and Nanoscale Materials

BURLINGTON – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $3 million grant to Northeastern University to establish the Advanced Nanomanufacturing Cluster for Smart Sensors and Materials (“ANSSeM”), a consortium of private manufacturing companies and tier-one research universities working on new methods to create smart sensors and other revolutionary materials using ‘nanoscale’ printing processes.

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MassTech Intern Partnership to Connect Students with Growing Tech Companies for Summer 2016

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) has launched the MassTech Intern Partnership for summer 2016. The MassTech Intern Partnership helps students and graduates build meaningful connections to the Commonwealth’s tech sector, offering matching funds to eligible tech companies which hire local interns. The program enables eligible start-up and scaling digital technology companies to engage qualified college students to help keep our dynamic tech sector vibrant and growing throughout the state.

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