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New Grant Delivers AI Expertise to Mass. Companies

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – The Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) has partnered with Northeastern on a program that will bring artificial intelligence (AI) to boost Massachusetts businesses.  The award of $200,000 to Northeastern University will support AI Jumpstart, a pilot program launched in April 2021 that will assist 18 Massachusetts companies with projects that will deploy AI to enhance their businesses.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $1 Million to WPI for New Semiconductor Security Research Center

WORCESTER, MASS. – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new $999,963 grant from the Collaborative Research and Development Matching Grant program to support a new research center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) focused on the security of semiconductors and hardware critical to key innovation industries.

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In the News: MERT-Supported Ventilator Project Highlighted by Worcester’s Telegram & Gazette

"Global effort: WPI professors, students design, build, ship kit-style ventilators to Africa in fight against COVID-19."  A project from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, an effort supported by the Mass. Manufacturing Emergency Response Team and grant support from the Innovation Institute at MassTech, was highlighted in a Sunday cover story by the Telegram & Gazette in Worcester.

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Kinto Wins the Mass. Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

BOSTON, MASS. – Kinto was named the winner of the Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge on Wednesday. Cambridge-based Kinto, a virtual platform that offers caregiver coaching, a personalized e-learning curriculum, and peer support groups, will benefit from a $100,000 grant to advance its product with MITRE, a member of the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Network.

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Mass. eHealth Institute Supports Digital Health Innovation Statewide

WESTBOROUGH – MeHI, the Mass. eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced $165,950 in new awards from the Massachusetts Digital Health Sandbox Grant Program to support four Massachusetts startups in gaining access to cutting-edge R&D facilities across the state. The four companies will work with the facilities to test and validate their products, helping advance the marketability of the ‘Made in Massachusetts’ products.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $2.3 Million in Manufacturing Innovation Funds

LOWELL – Yesterday, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new $2.3 million grant to Lowell-based composites manufacturer Specialty Materials, Inc., an award from the Commonwealth’s Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2). The award will support the expansion of Specialty’s production of its boron-based composite materials, materials widely used in aerospace, sporting goods, and industrial applications to strengthen products. The M2I2 grant will support a project that will nearly triple the size of the Specialty Material’s manufacturing capability, adding an additional 75 employees and $6 million per year of spending in Massachusetts.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $700K for New UMass Dartmouth Biodegradable Plastics Lab

DARTMOUTH, MASS. – Yesterday, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and executives from UMass Dartmouth celebrated the announcement of a new $739,936 award from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support the development of a new research and development laboratory in New Bedford to study biodegradable and ocean-safe plastics. The new Plastics Biodegradation Laboratory at UMass Dartmouth will enable efficient testing of plastic biodegradation, helping address the significant waste caused by traditional plastics used in textiles, packaging, and other products that accumulate in the ocean and other water resources.

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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Fifth Cybersecurity Forum

BOSTON – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration and the MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative celebrated the fifth Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum, an annual event designed to bring together leaders from across the Commonwealth’s leading cybersecurity ecosystem with representatives from the business community, academia, and state and federal government in attendance. The Forum program, held virtually for the second consecutive year, was focused on the theme of ‘Building Momentum,’ spotlighting how the launch of the MassCyberCenter and the Forum in 2017 have directly led to the development of key programs that address cyber resiliency in the Commonwealth’s municipalities, increased collaboration among key stakeholders, and helped grow the cyber workforce across the state.

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Inaugural Mass. Municipal Cybersecurity Summit Featured Launch of New Training Modules for City & Town Leaders

BOSTON – At the first-ever Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit, the MassCyberCenter at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative launched a suite of interactive, online modules designed to educate and train municipal officials on best practices around cybersecurity and how to create a ‘minimum baseline of cybersecurity’ to protect their digital assets and critical information.

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Baker-Polito Administration’s New Grants Boost Innovation in the Commonwealth’s ‘Blue Economy’

BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the winners of the BlueTech Tech and Innovation Grant program, a program managed by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) that was launched with the support of the Commonwealth’s Seaport Economic Council, which partnered with MassTech on the new grant program. The two new grants, totaling $337,714, were awarded to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance and Tufts University, and will advance innovation and drive economic growth in the Massachusetts “Blue Economy.”

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