ACTION Innovation Network Welcomes Leyton as a Network Partner

December 18, 2019

Fall River, Mass (December 18, 2019) — ACTION Innovation Network (ACTION) has announced that Leyton, a leading R&D Tax Credit advisory firm, has sponsored ACTION as a Network Partner.

Leyton brings expertise in the optimization of Federal and State Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits. With over 20 years of global experience, Leyton has assembled a highly qualified team of tax professionals and technical consultants experienced in creating savings in diverse industry sectors, including life sciences, engineering, manufacturing, software, food and beverage and many more.

ACTION Innovation Network (ACTION) Awarded EDA Regional Innovation Strategies i6 Grant to Support International Programs for Technology Business Incubators

December 13, 2018

FALL RIVER, MA (December 13, 2018) – ACTION Innovation Network (ACTION) has been awarded a Regional Innovation Strategies i6 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) to support The Plymouth Rock Project: A Program to Introduce and Land High-Growth, Innovation-Driven International Startups in New England’s Technology Innovation Ecosystem Through the ACTION Innovation Network.

The Plymouth Rock Project’s purpose is to identify, attract, land in incubators, and grow international high-growth, innovation-based technology startup companies in key sectors (life sciences, cleantech, robotics, water, marine and maritime), looking to establish a US presence. Utilizing the strength and connections within ACTION’s innovation ecosystem will ensure foreign direct investment opportunities are maximized by accelerating company investment and commercialization, providing the potential for sustained job growth in the region.

Richi Entrepreneurs and ACTION Innovation Network Close a Highly Successful 2018 Edition of the Boston Immersion Program

November 9, 2018

BOSTON, MA (November 9, 2018) – The 2018 Boston Immersion Program, a program co-organized by Richi Entrepreneurs and ACTION Innovation Network, aimed at international startups in the Life Sciences and Cleantech sectors, successfully ended on Friday, November 2nd in Boston. During the program, 14 startups from 6 countries (Israel, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Chile, and Spain) initiated relationships with Boston-based innovation stakeholders (industry experts, investors, service providers, life sciences and cleantech institutions, or incubators and accelerators, among others) through one-on-one meetings. Participants defined their own action plans to market their solutions in the US in the short/mid-term.

Richi Entrepreneurs and ACTION Innovation Network receive grant from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to support cleantech startups through Boston Immersion program

September 25, 2018

Fall River, MA, and Boston, MA – September 25, 2018: The Boston Immersion program, a joint venture between Richi Entrepreneurs and Action Innovation Network, today announced it has been awarded a grant of $20,000 from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to boost cleantech startups and help them build a presence in Massachusetts.

ACTION Innovation Network (ACTION) Welcomes Northeastern University as an Affiliate Member, Offers Key Programs to Incubators and Tech Entrepreneurs

August 27, 2018

Fall River, MA, and Boston, MA – August 27, 2018: ACTION Innovation Network (ACTION) announces that Northeastern University, Boston, MA has joined ACTION Innovation Network as an affiliate member. Affiliate membership offers connections to the Northeast technology ecosystem through the ACTION network, as well as opportunities for webinars, communications and shared event opportunities. The relationship with Northeastern University will help accelerate regional and international technology innovations by providing a platform to several of Northeastern University’s programs to both incubators and tech entrepreneurs. A unique feature of Northeastern’s programs is their accessibility through remote participation, which will benefit ACTION’s international program partners, member incubators and their client companies.

Richi Entrepreneurs announces a new partnership with ACTION for its 2018 Boston Immersion program edition


BOSTON, MA (January 18, 2018) – Richi Entrepreneurs, a Boston-based initiative from the Richi Foundation, whose mission is to help life sciences and cleantech startups from around the world land into Boston's unique innovation ecosystem, is announcing a partnership with the network of business incubators and other entrepreneur support organization from New England (US) ACTION to run Richi Entrepreneurs' fourth edition of its Boston Immersion program, named 2018 edition, that will run from October 15th to November 2nd, 2018.

The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) Welcomes Innovacorp as a new International Affiliate Member to Accelerate Clean Technology Commercialization

May 5, 2015

Fall River, MA, USA and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada- May 5, 2015: The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) announces that Innovacorp, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, has joined the ACTIONetwork as an affiliate member. This relationship will strengthen the capabilities of both organizations to help accelerate the regional and international commercialization of clean technology innovations. ACTION’s international partnerships enable member incubators and their client companies to access resources and capabilities available at locations throughout the network, making it easier for startup companies to leverage the resources they need to achieve their growth goals.

Altium Announces Three Year Sponsorship of Clean Technology Start-up Incubator Network

October 16, 2014

Company Invests in the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION), to Help Inspire Innovation among the Next Generation of Electronics Designers

Sydney, Australia – 16 October 2014 - Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING), today announced that it has signed on as a three year sponsor of the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION), a leading network of cleantech incubators dedicated to accelerating the success of early-stage companies engaged in the development of clean technology.

As part of this agreement, Altium will provide the ACTION community with access to its award winning PCB design software Altium Designer. Building on its industry leading native 3D PCB design systems, this latest version delivers improved support and new features to facilitate design reuse and more efficient electronics design.

Chestnut Innovation Center to Host Product Manufacturing Seminar

October 9, 2014

Amesbury Mayor Ken Gray to welcome attendees, participate in groundbreaking seminar

AMESBURY, MA – The Chestnut Innovation Center in collaboration with the Association of CleanTech Incubators of New England will host a ‘How to Manufacture’ seminar for early stage production.

Featuring experts in Design Engineering and manufacturing, the free seminar will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 22 at the Chestnut Innovation Center, 11 Chestnut Street, Amesbury, MA.

ACTION Welcomes Law Firm McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton as Supporting Sponsor

August 12, 2014

Fall River, Mass (August 12, 2014) – The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, ACTION, has announced that the law firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson and Middleton is a new, supporting sponsor. ACTION’s mission is to accelerate the success of early-stage cleantech entrepreneurs supported by its membership of 12 cleantech incubators throughout New England and two international incubators located in the United Kingdom and Italy.  

“Many cleantech startups within ACTION’s member incubators are at the product prototype and early commercialization stage,” said Gillian Isabelle, ACTION’s executive director. “The McLane sponsorship will provide these startups, particularly those in manufacturing, with access to legal advice on intellectual property, patent infringements, strategic partnerships, licensing agreements, and exporting.”

Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England appoints Executive Director

September 12, 2013

Fall River, MA (September 12, 2013) -- The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION) announced today that Dr. Gillian Isabelle has joined the organization as Executive Director, effective September 1, 2013. Dr. Isabelle fills a newly created role at ACTION and will assume most of the operational responsibilities of current President, Michael D. Ryan, who will remain an active member on the organization’s Board of Directors. As the founding President of ACTION, Mr. Ryan launched the organization in 2010, and oversaw its growth to become a primary resource for cleantech incubators and entrepreneurs in the New England region, providing access to resources, educational programs and connections to the regional cleantech ecosystem.

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Rodman & Rodman "Green Team" pledges continued Accounting Support and Services to the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England

Fall River, MA (March 27, 2013)

The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England (ACTION), has announced that sponsor company and affiliate member, Rodman & Rodman, P.C., will continue to provide ACTION with specialized cleantech industry financial guidance and accounting services. ACTION is New England’s leading network of cleantech incubators. Both ACTION and Rodman & Rodman support the common goal of accelerating the growth and success of early-stage companies.

ACTION Receives Grant Funding from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January 29, 2013 (Fall River, MA) - ACTION, the Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, today announced that the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) has awarded $90,000 in funding to support the launch of ACTIONPass, a new program designed to drive clean energy business activity to Massachusetts and the Northeast region through a diverse network of cleantech incubators and to gather data regarding Massachusetts clean energy incubators and their member companies.

ACTION Annual Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:30am-2:30pm

at Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VSET),
Burlington, VT

ACTION and OrbisEnergy Form Trans-Atlantic Clean Technology Partnership - Clean Technology Incubators Collaborate to expand Global Reach and Accelerate Market Development

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fall River, MA (December 11, 2012) - ACTION, The Association of Cleantech Incubators of New England, and OrbisEnergy (Suffolk, UK) have created a trans-Atlantic clean technology partnership. The collaboration will strengthen their respective clean technology clusters and the global clean technology industry. Both incubator organizations support a vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurs, emerging companies and a range of investors. By collaborating, both organizations will be able to expand their global reach and accelerate market development of emerging, innovative clean technologies.

ACTION Partners with Boston’s Global Cleantech Meet-up

September 26, 2012

September 13, 2012 (Fall River, MA) - ACTION, The Association of Clean Tech Incubators of New England, is pleased to be partnering with this year’s Global Cleantech Meet-up in Boston and Cambridge, to be held October 15-18, 2012. The objective of the event is to foster productive business connections within the growing clean energy sector in Massachusetts.

Joan Popolo joins ACTION as Program Manager

July 19, 2012

Fall River, MA (July 19, 2012) - ACTION, New England’s leading network of cleantech incubators, announced today that it has named Joan Popolo as Program Manager. As ACTION’s Program Manager, Joan will be involved in a variety of operational areas to continue to expand the organization’s programming, partner relationships, and sustainability in support of ACTION’s mission.
Over the past five years, Ms. Popolo has served in various roles with the Ignite Clean Energy business competition and the Cleantech Open, a business accelerator and competition for cleantech startups, most recently as Northeast Recruitment Chair, helping to identify and provide the resources to support the growth of cleantech startups across the region.