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A Hypersonic Boost for SI2 Technologies, UML

By: Rick Sobey

Billerica's SI2 Technologies, Inc. and UMass Lowell are about to learn all about hypersonic applications, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative.

Massachusetts Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash announced the grant at SI2 Technologies on Thursday, before touring the Boston Road facility with company president and CEO Joseph Kunze, along with UMass Lowell faculty and other officials.

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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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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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AVs: The Supply-Chain Angle

By: Ira Moskowitz

A new manufacturing ecosystem will be required to enjoy the tremendous opportunities that autonomous vehicles offer for integrated photonics.

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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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