Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $5.2 Million in New Advanced Manufacturing Awards
The Baker-Polito Administration announced two new grants totaling over $5.2 million from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to support the development of new advanced manufacturing technologies across the state.Read More
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Advanced Manufacturing Awards
WORCESTER – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced four new grants worth $892,699 from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to invest in innovative advanced manufacturing projects across the state. Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was joined by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Mike Kennealy to announce the awards at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), which was awarded funds for a robotics training program for kids. Three collaborative projects led by research teams at University of Massachusetts Lowell also received grant funding.Read More
In the News: "Advancing manufacturing: New state initiatives discussed at BCC"
PITTSFIELD — A state-funded, cutting edge manufacturing program is making its way across the state and is targeting the Berkshires for growth.
Two directors of advanced manufacturing programs at the MassTech Innovation Institute provided an overview of the agency's Manufacturing Innovation Initiative, also known as M2I2, on Tuesday at Berkshire Community College.
The innovation initiative is a capital grants program that provides capital cost shares for projects and discovery centers throughout the state, and is aligned with the federal government's Manufacturing USA program. M2I2 is overseen by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Executive Officer of Housing and Economic Development.Read More
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Over $3.7 Million to Spur Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing
MARLBOROUGH - January 17, 2019 - Today, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Marlborough Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant and Representative Carmine L. Gentile to announce $3.7 million in new grants from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2), the Commonwealth’s program to invest in innovative advanced manufacturing projects. The Lt. Governor announced three awards that involve partners and project sites across the Commonwealth, including MetroWest, Merrimack Valley, South Coast, North Shore, and Western Massachusetts, highlighting the statewide impact of advanced manufacturing.Read More
PTC Offers Free ThingWorx Starter Kit to Massachusetts Manufacturers, Fueling State-Wide Digital Transformation Efforts
NEEDHAM - PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced a new collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support local manufacturing in the state. As part of this collaboration, PTC will offer small and medium sized manufacturers (SMMs) the opportunity to receive a free, one-year license of PTC’s ThingWorx® Industrial Innovation Platform, which helps organizations capitalize on the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and transform their operations.Read More
Governor Baker Announces $7 Million in New Advanced Manufacturing Awards and Celebrates Opening of UMass Lowell’s Fabric Discovery Center
LOWELL, MA - July 12, 2018 — Today, Governor Charlie Baker joined leaders from UMass Lowell, national manufacturing institutes and the Massachusetts advanced manufacturing community to officially open the Fabric Discovery Center at UMass Lowell, a unique research and development facility. The center will drive innovation in textile research and provide a foundation for collaboration between university research, students, and companies from across the Commonwealth.Read More
The WBJ 2018 Manufacturing Summit & Excellence Awards
On Thursday, April 26, 2018 the Worcester Business Journal presented the third annual 2018 Manufacturing Summit & Excellence Awards. The event included panel discussions, networking with industry leaders, and a celebration for the 2018 Central Mass “Manufacturing Excellence Award” honorees.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More