Research and Analysis

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The Innovation Institute provides technical and Research & Analysis (R&A) services to the innovation-led, high technology sector in Massachusetts.

These services are critically important to understanding the conditions and performance of cluster growth and regional economic development throughout the Commonwealth.  The Innovation Institute’s R&A efforts also include research on the changing economic setting of our investments, thereby linking R&A even more closely with the management and evaluation of investments.  In innovative technology and policy areas, gathering the best information from industry leaders, stakeholders, and data sources strengthens our programs and can help achieve greater project impacts.  For example, in the Broadband area, the Innovation Institute has studied the market impacts and lessons learned of pilot projects and other marketplace information to help inform decision making by close stakeholders.