ACTION Events and Member News

Hacking the Patent Code: Patents for Startups

June 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, EDT

Please join ACTION and American Patent Agency for a webinar presentation:

Hacking the Patent Code: Patents for Startups

June 7, 2016 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, EDT Presented by Dan Hussain, Founder and President, American Patent Agency

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Intellectual Property is a Verb, Not a Noun

June 7, 2016, 08:00am

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Open House and Tour of UMass Lowell’s Core Research Facilities

ACTION invites you to an

Open House and Tour of UMass Lowell’s Core Research Facilities, with Optional Tour of Innovation Hub and NERVE Center

Mark and Elisia Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center (ETIC) UMass Lowell North Campus

40 University Avenue, Perry Atrium
Lowell, MA
Friday, April 1, 2016

As Industry Partner of UMass Lowell’s Core Research Facilities (CRF), ACTION and CRF invite you to an open house and tour of the expanded Core Research Facilities. This will be followed by an optional tour of the UMass Innovation Hub incubator and the impressive robotics testing facility, NERVE Center.

Legal Issues for Early Stage Enterprises

Legal Issues for Early Stage Enterprises

January 21, 2016, 11:00am - 12:30pm

North Shore Export Forum

Opportunities for Massachusetts Exporters Hosted by Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06)

January 19, 2016

  • U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service
  • Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network - Mass Export Center
  • Associated Industries of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment
  • Small Business Administration
  • MassDevelopment

Today's global economy provides opportunities for businesses around the world. Come learn what it takes to achieve export success from those who have done just that! The North Shore Export Forum will include a panel of business exporters from Massachusetts who will share their success stories. The forum also will feature an overview of a broad range of programs available to help companies with their international business efforts, including the opportunity of grant money available to small businesses to export. Following the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with government officials and local businesses to answer specific export questions.

UMass Dartmouth renames the ATMC: the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Oct 23, 2015

FALL RIVER - The ATMC, an arm of UMass Dartmouth, has been renamed the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Operating since 2001, the CIE will double its tenant base: It has 18 companies in the building now, working on everything from underwater drones, electric bikes and helicopters with double rotors to a lab that tests used roof shingles or broken bottles as pavement material.


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    For startups: We now offer manufacturing advisory services to help you find the right design, engineering and manufacturing resources to assist you in the product commercialization process. This is a free service for member companies within our network of incubators. Please enter your manufacturing needs on our contact page and we’ll begin the process!

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    April 7th, 2013

    Listen to the podcast of ACTION’s panel session at the 2013 NBIA Conference in Boston, MA April 7-10 “Growing a Diversified Regional Association of Cleantech Incubators”. 1 hour 10 minutes.

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