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Applications Open for ACTION's Pre-Landing Program InterACTION Bluetech 2021

January 11th, 2021

The Bluetech 2021 Pre-Landing program is offered to international bluetech startups that are ready to initiate an expansion in the US in Massachusetts / New England, one of the main innovation ecosystems worldwide, or wish to leverage the knowledge and resources in the area and generate new business opportunities. InterACTION Bluetech 2021 will be part of an online series of bluetech events to be offered over the winter/early-spring. The program is run in partnership with the Blue Innovation Symposium, the Blue Innovation Center, and UMass Amherst Gloucester Marine Station, with participation from SeaAhead.

This program will connect International blue technologies and products with US commercial partners, testing facilities, and capital, and introduce companies to ACTION's incubator network for potential soft landing opportunities. International startups in aquaculture, shipping, marine robotics, offshore wind energy, defense, marine biotechnology, and others are invited to apply.

ACTION Participates in Soft Land Partners' Soft Land Expo: USA Edition

November 12th, 2020

On October 27th, Soft Land Partners (SLP) hosted the first-ever, 24-hour expo for internationalizing companies, Soft Land Expo: USA Edition.

The objective of the event was to provide both international companies seeking to enter the U.S. market and U.S. companies seeking to internationalize with the knowledge, resources, and partnerships to support their expansion. This resulted in opportunities to connect and learn in every time zone, peaking at 8,500 interactions on the virtual platform.

ACTION Incubator Roundtable and Workshop

October 13th, 2020

Strengthening and Promoting Regional Innovation Hubs Beyond Boston: A discussion with incubator managers and innovation economy builders

On October 29th, ACTION Innovation Network will host a virtual roundtable/workshop for ACTION members and invited guests to discuss key elements that are necessary to strengthen and expand regional technology innovation clusters and centers of activity beyond the vibrant hub of Boston and Cambridge. This economic development-focused discussion will address how to better strengthen and promote the greater Boston/New England region to attract both domestic and international technology startups/scaleups to areas beyond the Hub, with special attention to the tech industry sectors of life science, cleantech, blue economy, and aerospace. ACTION's Tech Ecosystem Asset Map will introduce how mapping regional assets can be used to visualize industry cluster formation in various geographies to help identify the growing innovation hubs. Several confirmed roundtable participants to date include Jon Weaver, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, Kristine Logan, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority/TechPlace, and Sandhya Iyer, Lexington Economic Development. Participants will offer perspectives from incubator, economic development , municipal, academic, and quasi-government organizations.

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ACTION's Technology Ecosystem Asset Map - New Industry Cluster Information

September 10th, 2020

Have you explored ACTION's Technology Ecosystem Asset Map? We've made a new addition to its functionality: industry clusters. Life Science (red), Cleantech (green), and Blue Economy (blue) bubbles now indicate where clusters of these assets are located throughout the New England region. Many thanks to our UMass Dartmouth friends who kindly shared their databases of Blue Economy assets. We've only just begun and are eager to add additional cluster information with the assistance of our colleagues around the region.

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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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