ACTION Events and Member News

ACTION and Sherbrooke Innopole Present Pre-Landing/Soft-Landing Programs to International TIM Network

June 21, 2023

ACTION, in coordination with Sherbrooke Innopole, (Sherbrooke/Quebec, Canada), presented a joint webinar on their respective Pre/Soft Landing programs for international companies interested in expanding their presence in North America. Sherbrooke Innopole is the economic development organization for the industrial and high-value-added services sectors in Sherbrooke, with a mission to accelerate the development of companies from five key sectors, namely advanced manufacturing, cleantech, life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, and information and quantum technologies. Both organizations have active programs that introduce international companies to their regions. As one of the world’s most attractive consumer markets, many foreign companies look to expand their business operations into the US, however may not be ready to take such a large step. Sherbrooke Inonpole's programs can be a stepping stone to the larger US market.

ACTION and Sherbrooke Innopole are members of Twins International Multihelix (TIM), an organization of life science and wellness/climatetech clusters globally, whose mission is to promote cross-border business activity and growth opportunities for scaling companies.

ACTION Welcomes New Bedford Research & Robotics as its Newest Member

May 19, 2023

ACTION welcomes New Bedford Research & Robotics (NBRR) as its newest member! NBRR espouses "3 E's" - equitable innovation, education, and entrepreneurship space, that leverage creativity with technologies to support ethical outcomes with the application of frontier technologies while bridging economic, academic, and social sectors.

Organized over a little over 1 1/2 years ago, NBRR has been very active developing a thriving ecosystem through programs including small business incubation, industry R&D, research (both internal and university adjacent), STEM, and an artist in residency program to engage community.

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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