Robotics Tomorrow: MassTech Grants $75,000 to MassRobotics in Support of Fast-Growing Robotics Cluster

At the recent launch of MassRobotics' collaborative workspace, Tim Connelly, executive director/CEO of The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech), announced that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will provide a grant of up to $75,000 for the purchase of industrial manufacturing robots that will be used as shared development platforms for the startups and innovators housed at MassRobotics. For those entrepreneurs focused on integrating robotics into the advanced manufacturing space, the investment in industrial and collaborative robots will help provide critical test beds for their emerging solutions.

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Boston Globe: With Watson Health, IBM bets big on health care

Massachusetts eHealth Institute director Laurance Stuntz quoted in a Boston Globe article on the move of IBM's Watson Health to Cambridge.

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State House News Service: UMass cybersecurity efforts get a boost

In August 2016, Governor Baker joined executives from MassTech, the University of Massachusetts system, MassMutual, and other Western Mass institutions in Springfield for the announcement of a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative.

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Daily Hampshire Gazette: "Nine partially served towns to get broadband boost"

Pioneer Valley publication The Daily Hampshire Gazette covered the recent grant from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech to Comcast which will extend broadband access in nine municipalities in Western and North Central Massachusetts.

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Press Release: Massachusetts Launches Comprehensive Digital Health Initiative

BOSTON – Today, Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and executives from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) joined leaders from across state government, healthcare, and the technology sector at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry.

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Boston Globe: Remote Mass. Towns Welcome Broadband’s Arrival

The Boston Globe recently highlighted the work being done by our Massachusetts Broadband Institute and others to expand high-speed Internet access to 45 towns in Western and Central Mass. that are 'unserved' by broadband connections.

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Patriot Ledger Op-Ed - Jump starting a start-up culture in Quincy, Gateway cities - Speaker Robert A. DeLeo & Pamela Goldberg

MassTech CEO Pamela Goldberg co-authored an opinion piece with Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Robert A. DeLeo, on how Massachusetts can help start-up companies compete and thrive.

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Media Spotlight MassTech Grant to WHOI's Center for Marine Robotics

MassTech's recent announcement of a $5M grant to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) for new marine robotics facilities was covered by several Massachusetts news outlets recently as well as The Associated Press.

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BetaBoston: Real-time phone and smartwatch MBTA tracker apps win at ‘Late Night T’ hackathon

Boston Globe's BetaBoston tech site covers MassTech-sponsored 'Late Night T' data challenge.

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Worcester Business Journal Highlights Economic Growth in MetroWest, Cites MassTech's Innovation Index

The WBJ's Emily Micucci covers a MetroWest economic development conference and cites statistics from MassTech's Innovation Index.

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