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Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month 2021 Kicks Off

BOSTON, MASS. – October is Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month in the Commonwealth, as declared by an official proclamation signed by Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. To highlight the importance of the Month, Governor Baker has released a video to spotlight the critical importance of cybersecurity in every day life.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass., ARCHANGELS, and the Mass Caregiving Initiative Team up to Launch "Any Care Counts" Campaign in Support of Unpaid Caregivers

BOSTON - Today, ARCHANGELS, a start-up dedicated to supporting unpaid caregivers, with support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross) and the Mass Caregiving Initiative at the MassTech Collaborative, launched the Any Care Counts campaign, designed to increase recognition and support of unpaid caregivers in the Commonwealth.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 43 percent of adults nationwide serve as unpaid caregivers.  The collaboration will increase awareness for this vital and often invisible role, that disproportionately impacts the most at-risk populations and can result in serious mental health consequences.

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MeHI, Lever Announce Finalists for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge

WESTBOROUGH, MA — The Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and Lever are pleased to announce the eight finalists for the first Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge, a new program meant to identify and grow digital health tools that will help drive economic recovery from the pandemic.

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Applications Open for Fall Cybersecurity Mentorship Program

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative has opened the fall 2021 application window for its Cybersecurity Mentorship Program, an effort that aims to increase diversity within the cybersecurity workforce in Massachusetts by pairing diverse college students with mentors from the state’s cybersecurity sector.

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards $700,000 to Grow Tech and Innovation Companies

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito joined executives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to announce $700,722 in grants from the ‘Pathways to Scale’ program, an effort from the Commonwealth to boost tech and innovation companies emerging from the startup phase and poised for growth.

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New Program Leverages Massachusetts Resources to Accelerate Innovative Tech to Support Family Caregivers

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – A new challenge program launched by the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech (MeHI) and Lever, Inc. of North Adams, Mass., aims to drive economic recovery by boosting the number of digital health tools available to help unpaid caregivers support their loved ones and return to work. The new ‘Massachusetts Digital Health COVID-19 Recovery Challenge’ offers growing digital health companies the opportunity to compete for a total of $250,000 in ‘tuition’ to one of nine research and development ‘Sandboxes’ located across the state.

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WBZ Radio Spotlights ‘Ransomware 101’

MassCyberCenter director Stephanie Helm was a guest on the WBZ News program ‘New England Weekend,’ hosted by Nichole Davis.

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In the News: MIT Expert Cites Commonwealth's M2I2 Manufacturing Program in the Boston Globe

An interview with MIT Professor Suzanne Berger in the Globe's ‘Ideas’ section highlights investments from the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative and impies the program could be a national model.

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Massachusetts Announces New Manufacturing Grants

WESTBOROUGH — The Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech (CAM), in partnership with the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, has launched a new $2 million grant program that will invest in small- to medium-sized manufacturers across the Commonwealth. The new Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP) aims to co-invest in small- to medium-sized manufacturers to better prepare their businesses to meet the demands of ‘Industry 4.0,’ the innovation-driven production methods powered by smart technologies such as data analytics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, automation, and connected technologies to stay competitive.

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Leaders Across Massachusetts Launch Mass Fintech Hub to Spur Entrepreneurial and Economic Growth

June 4, 2021 -- Building on more than a year of unprecedented collaboration among Massachusetts’ financial experts, Fintech leaders, investors, government executives, elected officials, and members of the academic community, the Massachusetts Fintech Working Group, a network of 27 leaders representing key sectors, today launched the Mass Fintech Hub, a public-private partnership dedicated to making the Commonwealth a global leader in Fintech. 

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