A central activity of the Innovation Institute is the production of the MassTech Collaborative’s annual publication, The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy.
Since 1997, the Index has provided users with a wealth of data and information for assessing the performance and progress of the Commonwealth’s innovation economy.
By means of 24 indicators, the Index offers a comprehensive view of several dimensions of the innovation ecosystem. Using a robust selection of data sources, the Index benchmarks Massachusetts against nine Leading Technology States throughout the United States to reveal relative strengths and weaknesses. With the guidance and advice of its Advisory Committee, the Innovation Institute revisits the indicators and framework annually to remain current with the evolving understanding of the Innovation Economy in order to provide timely insights into its strengths and weaknesses.
The Index also includes a special analysis section that is conceptualized as a forward-looking but directly relevant assessment and commentary on a critical issue in the Commonwealth and its innovation economy.
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