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Commonwealth Awards $3 Million to Northeastern University to Drive Development of Smart Sensors and Nanoscale Materials

BURLINGTON – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $3 million grant to Northeastern University to establish the Advanced Nanomanufacturing Cluster for Smart Sensors and Materials (“ANSSeM”), a consortium of private manufacturing companies and tier-one research universities working on new methods to create smart sensors and other revolutionary materials using ‘nanoscale’ printing processes.

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MassTech Intern Partnership to Connect Students with Growing Tech Companies for Summer 2016

WESTBOROUGH – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) has launched the MassTech Intern Partnership for summer 2016. The MassTech Intern Partnership helps students and graduates build meaningful connections to the Commonwealth’s tech sector, offering matching funds to eligible tech companies which hire local interns. The program enables eligible start-up and scaling digital technology companies to engage qualified college students to help keep our dynamic tech sector vibrant and growing throughout the state.

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Big Data Booming in Mass., According to New ‘Mass Big Data’ Report

BOSTON – The Big Data ecosystem across Massachusetts is booming, according to new research produced by the Massachusetts Big Data project at the Innovation Institute at MassTech. The new research, “Massachusetts Big Data Indicators 2015,” highlights the growth in several key categories, including over $2.4 billion in reported private investment that has flowed to Massachusetts Big Data companies and the millions of dollars in federal funding awarded to 194 different projects at Massachusetts institutions for computing and analytics research since 2013.

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Massachusetts Innovation Economy Drove $209.8 Billion in Output During 2014, Growth of $25.6 Billion Over 2009

BOSTON – A new research report released today by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shows that the Commonwealth’s innovation-focused sectors drove $209.8 billion in economic output in 2014, $25.6 billion more than in 2009. Data from The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy - 2015/2016 Edition also shows that Massachusetts recorded positive job growth in 8 of 11 innovation economy sectors between 2014-2015, and that the Commonwealth’s innovation sector employees earned higher wages in 10 of 11 major occupational categories when compared to workers in other innovation-focused states.

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Over $1.3 Million in Grants Awarded to Mass. Behavioral Health Providers for Technology Adoption Efforts

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – December 21, 2015 – MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has awarded over $1.3 million in grants to 25 behavioral health providers to advance their use of health information technology, or Health IT, designed to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs, and ensure appropriate privacy and security protection of behavioral health patient data. The awards were made as part of MeHI’s eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP), an initiative that provides grants for critical technology enhancements to both behavioral health and long-term/post-acute care organizations. The behavioral health grantees, selected in two funding rounds, manage a total of 179 facilities in 64 cities and towns across Massachusetts.

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New MassTech Sponsored Research from MIT Looks at Growing Mass. Companies to Scale

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., December 10, 2015 – A study released today by MIT’s Industrial Performance Center (IPC) addresses the critical issue of how innovative companies scale up their businesses and assesses how the Massachusetts economy compares in this dimension of performance with other regions of the country, bringing together for the first time a critical mass of observations, data, and analysis on this critical topic. The inaugural study, “Growing Innovative Companies to Scale: How does Massachusetts Measure Up?,” finds that over the past two decades, Massachusetts has held its own compared with other leading innovation regions of the country (San Francisco/Silicon Valley and New York City) in terms of growing companies to scale, but lags far behind California in growing ‘super-scaled’ companies with billions of dollars in annual revenue.

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MeHI Awards Nearly $1 Million to Fifteen Long-Term Post-Acute Care Organizations

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – October 22, 2015 – MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced the first round of long-term and post-acute care (LTPAC) grantees from the eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP). MeHI awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 15 post-acute care organizations that oversee 44 facilities and 6,110 patient beds across Massachusetts. Under the eQIP program, MeHI’s funds will help these Massachusetts facilities invest in innovative health information technologies to improve patient care through enhanced care coordination and efficient care transitions.

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Leverett Highlights Impact of Municipal Broadband Network at Launch Event

LEVERETT – Citizens, elected officials, and executives from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts gathered today in Leverett, Mass., to celebrate the launch of the LeverettNet municipal fiber-optic broadband network, a new infrastructure project that offers gigabit-level Internet connectivity to every home and business in the town. The launch celebration, held at the Leverett Elementary School, highlighted the impact that broadband access will have on the community of 1,800 located in Western Massachusetts, including easier access to medical information, the increased ability of local students to complete online homework assignments, and the added opportunity for local small business owners and entrepreneurs to reach new customers via the web.

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Commonwealth Launches New Partnership to Grow Entrepreneurship on the South Coast

FALL RIVER – Executives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative announced a new partnership with the non-profit organization Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) aimed at growing the ranks of entrepreneurs in the South Coast region and helping existing small business owners grow their operations. During the launch event, which took place at the family-owned manufacturer Blount Fine Foods, MassTech announced the establishment of a three-year formal partnership with EforAll to accelerate the growth of an entrepreneurship culture in the South Coast Region.

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New MeHI Grants Seek to Build ‘Connected Communities’ for Delivering Health Care

WESTBOROUGH, MA - June 8, 2015 - MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has launched a new grant program to strengthen the collaborative technology-based connections between healthcare settings in regions across the Commonwealth. The Connected Communities Implementation Grant Program solicits proposals from groups working together to use health information technology to tackle challenges to delivering coordinated healthcare within their community. The program is designed to increase the electronic exchange of health information and strengthen associated workflows in order to help local providers better address the transitions of care and care management needs within their communities, ultimately resulting in better coordination of patient care, improved patient outcomes, and a reduction in healthcare costs.

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Technology State House Day 2015 Brings Together 300+ Tech Execs & Legislators at Massachusetts State House

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Tech Hub Caucus hosted its 3rd Technology State House Day today, an event which brought 300-plus attendees to the Massachusetts State House to talk about the "Internet of Things in Massachusetts" and to demo innovative technologies. The event featured both local tech companies and global corporations with a presence in the Commonwealth that have developed connected technologies driving innovation in industries such as energy, government, health care, and transportation.

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Massachusetts Behavioral Health Providers to Receive Nearly $1 Million to Advance Health IT Capabilities

WESTBOROUGH, MA – April 9, 2015 – MeHI, the Massachusetts eHealth Institute at MassTech, has announced the first round of grantees from the eQuality Incentive Program (eQIP) for behavioral health providers located across the Commonwealth. MeHI has awarded grants to 18 non-profits across the Commonwealth, which will total nearly $1 million if the awardees reach each of the program milestones. The funds will help these Massachusetts practices invest in innovative health information technologies, or health IT, to improve patient care and reduce healthcare costs, while ensuring appropriate privacy and security of behavioral health patient data.

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