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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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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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$10 million state grant could trigger a second Industrial Revolution in Lowell

Lowell Sun 

By: Todd Feathers

LOWELL - Gov. Charlie Baker announced on Wednesday a $10 million grant for the creation of UMass Lowell's new Fabric Discovery Center, which will provide research and testing space in the Hamilton Canal Innovation District for academics and companies on the cutting-edge of fabrics and flexible electronics.

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UMass Lowell gets $11.3M for advanced fabrics research center

Boston Business Journal

By: Kelly J. O'Brien

Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday announced $11.3 million worth of state funding is going to UMass Lowell for research and facilities related to high-tech fabrics.

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Downloaded Designs? UMass Lowell To Open Fabric Innovation Center

WBUR 90.9

By: Zeninjor Enwemeka

A new institute at UMass Lowell — called a fabric discovery center — will work to create fabrics with a wide array of electronic capabilities, state officials announced Wednesday.

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