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ACTION Welcomes Berkshire Innovation Center as its Newest Member

March 13, 2023

We are happy to welcome Berkshire Innovation Center (BIC) as ACTION's newest member! Located in Pittsfield, in the heart of the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts, the BIC is located at the Stanley Business Park, formerly the site of General Electric. The Berkshire Innovation Center serves as a catalyst to spark innovation and sustainable growth of technology-focused companies. This is done through programs that promote learning and enrich people in technology-led career paths and by providing research and innovation space for people and companies to explore new technologies, all while convening and connecting a community of like-minded people. The BIC supports local manufacturers, educational partners and fellow nonprofit organizations by providing access to state-of-the-art facilities and technologies.

ACTION’s February Membership Drive is Underway

February 10, 2023

It's February, which means ACTION Innovation Network's Membership Drive is underway! Do you know an organization that would benefit from membership? We invite non-profit and for-profit incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces and other entrepreneur support organizations, as well as service providers and international agencies to join our active and growing network. ACTION offers its incubator members a list of benefits, several of which include:

  • Quarterly Incubator Insights calls with other incubator directors, sharing best practices and creating a forum for thought leadership where professionals can enhance their skills and network with others committed to advancing the industry along the highest professional standards.
  • Access for members' startups to clinical suites and instrumentation at WPI's PracticePoint, under ACTION's Associate Partner membership
  • No-cost software packages for startups, eg. Mathworks Matlab/Simulink and Altium
  • New startup introductions, including participation in international Pre-Landing programs
  • Shared resources among network members and access to directories for grant writers, lab instrumentation, testing facilities, and companies looking for space and services
  • Global visibility for your organization through our partnerships and programs with Twins International Multihelix (global life science clusters) and SoftLand Partners
  • And more...

For more information on member benefits and becoming a member, check our website. Want to hear what our members have to say? View these short video clips!

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Contact Joan Popolo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your interest.

ACTION Supports Canadian Technology Accelerator Climatetech Participants as Boston Partner

December 1, 2022

As the 2022 Boston partner for the the Canadian Technology Accelerator, organized by the Canadian Consulate of Canada in Boston, ACTION completed a two month, hybrid remote/in-person program in early November to support eight climatetech companies as they explore US market entry opportunities in Boston/New England. The program began with an overview of the New England Climatetech Ecosystem. Individual company interviews were held to determine their aspirations in the US and one-on-one meetings were scheduled with potential government, commercial or industrial partners. We thank the Canadian Consulate of Canada in Boston for the opportunity to work with this terrific group of companies. We hope that Moment Energy, RWI Synthetics, QEA Tech, Zen Electric Bikes, Reusables, Haze Automotive, Pulsenics, and SensoDrive Technology have gained additional insight into the US market and made valuable connections leading to business opportunities in the greater Boston/New England region.

ACTION Announces Association Membership with PracticePoint

October 24, 2022

ACTION is pleased to announce its Association Membership in PracticePoint (PP). This membership provides companies in ACTION’s member incubators with the benefits of an Associate Partner member.

PracticePoint is WPI’s membership-based MedTech development and testing facility, designed and equipped to expedite the MedTech R&D process. The goal of this alliance space is to advance healthcare technologies and launch better medical cyber-physical systems through collaboration across the spectrum of product development and implementation; it is a resource for designing, prototyping, and evaluating various medical devices along with an associated consortium of academics, industry, healthcare professionals, and users/patients. This includes a wide spectrum from rehabilitative devices to surgical robotics. The facility comprises point-of-practice clinical care scenarios, including a fully instrumented living space, state-of-the-art motion capture lab, 2-bed modular patient care suite, MRI imaging, and a fully functional operating room co-located with advanced manufacturing capabilities, including a wide array of 3D printing, CNC manufacturing, and electronics assembly equipment and test capabilities.

The facility can accommodate study projects ranging from pre-clinical trial testing and validation to human factor studies. PP’s flexible membership model addresses issues regarding manpower, bench strength, ease of facility access and engaging geographically disperse teams while ensuring testing, data collection, device modifications, creating of marketing content, and training needs can all be accomplished at one site.

A facility tour is scheduled for November 10th from 12:00-1:00 pm for interested incubators and member companies. We are thrilled to be able to offer this benefit to any company within our member incubators. For more information, contact Joan Popolo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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