September 5, 2014
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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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.
June 12, 2014
Amesbury Mayor Ken Gray and Newburyport CleanTech Center President Bob O’Brien today announced that the NCTC is locating its new Innovation Center in the former ARC Technologies building on Chestnut Street in Amesbury.
“Amesbury seemed like a perfect fit when we were looking for places to expand,” O’Brien said. “The City is making a commitment to attracting new businesses and job growth. At the same time, it has embraced ‘green community’ status and is making environmental awareness a community priority. That combination makes Amesbury the right place for us to locate our new facility.
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June 11, 2014
Kerry Flynn, Forbes.com
In 2007, Sam White hoped to assist rural Indian farmers by providing affordable cold storage, so he founded Promethean Power Systems. Four years later, he unexpectedly bridged another gap, more close to home. What began simply as a quest to cut real estate costs became the creation of Greentown Labs, an incubator dedicated to cleantech startups.
From repeated evictions in the up-and-coming innovation hubs of the greater Boston area, White, with the help of three cofounders, established a resource-providing community that has since grown to occupy a 33,000-square-foot facility and serve 46 companies.