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Membership in ACTION Innovation Network is open to incubators and other entrepreneur support organizations that are dedicated to accelerating the success of innovative, early-stage companies engaged in the development of technology, products, or services with positive societal impact. Our members support startups in the industry sectors of life science, cleantech/decarbonization, robotics, advanced materials, marine/maritime, and other convergent technologies.

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2019-2020 ACTION Innovation Network Membership Levels and Benefits

Member - $450/year

Designed for non-profit Incubator (domestic or international). Includes Accelerators, Co-working spaces, Benefit Corporations at the discretion of the Board.

Benefits:

  • Startup Referral program
  • LINKAGE Manufacturing Program
  • Quarterly Incubator Insights conference calls with incubator managers
  • Market research reports - highly discounted subscription services (through North Shore InnoVentures)
  • Access to remote interns through Northeastern University’s XN & Level programs at no-cost
  • SolidWorks and Altium software packages
  • UMass system: Core Research Facilities- Discounted rates for R&D equipment use and testing
  • Visibility for your organization during Richi Entrepreneurs Boston Immersion program and ACTION’s Plymouth Rock Pre-Landing program for international startups
  • Shared resources among network members (mentors, equipment, facilities), may include fee
  • Shipping discounts, including international
  • Marketing and promotional support for your organization
  • Monthly newsletters keeping you connected to the ACTION Innovation Network & member programs and events
  • Showcase opportunities for your organization at ACTION Innovation Network-sponsored exhibits
  • Logo placement with active link on ACTION Innovation Network’s website, marketing and event materials
  • Networking opportunities with members and affiliates
  • Participation in ACTION Innovation Network’s programs and workshops, including Soft Landing
  • Invitation to attend ACTION Innovation Network general meetings

NOTES

  • Benefits are subject to change.
  • ACTION Innovation Network manages an entrepreneur-to-incubator referral program that matches entrepreneurs developing startup companies focused on a wide range of technology solutions, with the best-match incubator in our network.
  • ACTION Innovation Network’s online searchable database of regional manufacturers and designers is available for all member incubators. A team of manufacturing advisors will make recommendations and key connections for startups to contract manufacturers.
  • A Member (voting member) must be an executive officer of a technology incubator having non-profit status (501(c)(3) or equivalent). A technology incubator is defined as an enterprise that devotes most of its effort to supporting businesses in research, education, distribution, or application of technological innovation in sustainability, clean technology, life sciences, healthtech, advanced materials, water, marine, robotics or related fields.

Affiliate Member - $1,000/year

Includes For-profit incubators, Accelerators, Co-working spaces, Service Providers, Corporations, other Non-Profit Organizations.

Benefits:

  • Connections to the Northeast tech ecosystem through the ACTION Innovation Network
  • For-profit incubators (and other facilities) receive all the benefits of non-profit incubators
  • Monthly newsletters keeping you connected to ACTION Innovation Network & member programs and events
  • Invitation to present one webinar, with follow-up communication to attendees, if applicable (companies)
  • Encouraged to provide complimentary office hours consultations, if applicable (companies)
  • Invitation to attend ACTION Innovation Network general meetings
  • Press release distribution announcing the affiliate member relationship
  • Logo placement with active link on ACTION Innovation Network’s website, marketing and event materials

NOTES

  • An Affiliate Member (non-voting member) is one that does not operate as a non-profit incubator (e.g. marketing, legal, insurance, accounting professional, for-profit incubator, venture capitalist, state, foundation, utility, academic institution or other not-for-profit) yet supports the goals and objectives of ACTION Innovation Network. Affiliate Members shall be allowed to attend general meetings and provide input to the Board on all appropriate issues. Affiliate Members shall not be eligible for election to ACTION Innovation Network’s Board of Directors, but are encouraged to serve on committees of ACTION Innovation Network. Payment of Affiliate Membership dues qualify the Affiliate member to Supporting Sponsor status.

International Agencies - $1,500/year

Includes International Trade Agencies, International Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Agencies and Government Agencies.

Benefits:

  • Connections to the Northeast tech ecosystem through the ACTION Innovation Network
  • Networking opportunities with potential partners, industry expert mentors, and companies
  • Startup Referral Program (see footnote 1)
  • Programs for delegations and international groups to explore regional tech ecosystem
  • Access to ACTION’s Pre-Landing Program and Richi Foundation’s Richi Entrepreneurs Boston Immersion program for international startups exploring US market entry
  • Monthly newsletters keeping you connected to ACTION Innovation Network & member programs and events
  • Logo placement with active link on ACTION Innovation Network’s website, marketing and event materials
  • Eligibility for fee-based, customized programs to meet targeted interests

Please ask us about us about opportunities for custom programming.

Linkage

Welcome to Linkage, ACTION’s Manufacturing Program!

Linkage was launched to enhance cohesiveness in the New England cleantech ecosystem and assist early-stage companies in advancing towards commercialization by connecting them with engineering, prototyping and manufacturing resources.

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Our program consists of:

  • A searchable database of regional manufacturing consultants, design engineers, product prototypers, and manufacturers
  • A team of manufacturing advisors available to connect startups with manufacturing resources
  • Educational programs held at member incubator and sponsor locations, addressing topics on technology, business and legal aspects of advanced manufacturing and design for manufacturability

How it works

Our program is available free of charge to ACTION member incubators and business centers.

For incubator managers – database access is available by logging in with your organization’s access code.

For companies with member incubator affiliations - please indicate your manufacturing needs on our Contact form and a manufacturing advisor will contact you.

For companies not affiliated with our member incubators - please contact us with your manufacturing needs through our Contact Us page to receive more information on how you can participate.

For manufacturers - Are you interested in becoming a Manufacturing Partner supporting ACTION’s Linkage program? Contact us for information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Startup Referrals to Incubators

ACTION manages an entrepreneur-to-incubator referral program that matches entrepreneurs developing startup companies focused on a wide range of clean energy, efficiency, and sustainable solutions, with the best-match incubator in our network.

We begin with a conversation to understand an overview of your startup, as well as the resources and capabilities you need to help you achieve your goals. We then distribute a company overview, along with an outline of the company development needs you identify, to ACTION member incubator directors. We coordinate the process with member incubators and the entrepreneur, to identify the best-match incubator and facilitate an introduction.

ACTION provides a network of physical incubator locations with specialized capabilities, as well as experienced executives and specialist mentors, who engage with cleantech entrepreneurs to help accelerate the growth of start-up businesses. By leveraging the resources and experience already in place within our network, partnering with an ACTIONetwork incubator can offer efficiencies in the development of your business, and help your company attain desired goals.

Please contact ACTION to learn more, and begin the process here.

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