ACTION Events and Member News

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Ready for Manufacturing?  Check your IP!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm ET

Start-up businesses moving into manufacturing need to consider the easily overlooked intellectual property aspects of manufacturing. Join McLane Law Firm attorneys Beverly Hjorth and Lin Hymel  for a one hour webinar as they examine the intellectual property issues that can arise along the journey from idea to prototype, pilot project, and large-scale production. Throughout the presentation, Hjorth and Hymel will cover topics such as 3D printing and nanotechnology; strategic planning, knowing your intellectual property landscape, and liability issues; working with overseas partners and virtual teams, including compliance with export control laws; and working with the federal government.

ACTION Welcomes Law Firm McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton as Supporting Sponsor

August 12, 2014

Fall River, Mass (August 12, 2014) – The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, ACTION, has announced that the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton is a new, supporting sponsor. ACTION’s mission is to accelerate the success of early-stage cleantech entrepreneurs supported by its membership of 12 cleantech incubators throughout New England and two international incubators located in the United Kingdom and Italy.  

“Many cleantech startups within ACTION’s member incubators are at the product prototype and early commercialization stage,” said Gillian Isabelle, ACTION’s executive director. “The McLane sponsorship will provide these startups, particularly those in manufacturing, with access to legal advice on intellectual property, patent infringements, strategic partnerships, licensing agreements, and exporting.”

ACTION Incubator Roundtable event

September 5, 2014

Incubators as Placemakers? Does a community build an incubator or an incubator build a community?

Alert: Innovation District –Accelerated Growth Ahead!

Has your town indicated that an incubator, accelerator, or co-working space is needed to attract and grow companies to drive local economic development? How does “the culture of the place” influence the success of your incubator? Can any city or town create the next Cambridge Innovation Center or Greentown Labs in their community?

Sarah Jane Maxted, who has studied the formation of innovation clusters, will facilitate our discussion on this topic. Ms Maxted will provide us with a high level look at what influences successful cluster development and brief us on the recently launched U.S. Cluster Mapping platform.

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ACTION Kicks Off Cleantech Incubator Roundtable Series with Best Practices for Cost-Effective Marketing and PR

June 23, 2014

Fall River, Mass (June 23, 2014) - ACTION, the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, with support from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center,  hosted its first incubator roundtable at the  Newburyport CleanTech Center in Newburyport, MA. The topic of discussion was “Effective Marketing and Public Relations Strategies for Incubators on Tight Budgets.”  The event was facilitated by Jennifer Karin, of Matter Communications, also located in Newburyport, MA, with additional expertise contributed by ACTION sponsor, Marc Bane, of Bane Marketing and Communications.

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