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Commonwealth Awards $5 Million to UMass Amherst to Support New Data Science Collaborative

SPRINGFIELD – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to establish the UMass Amherst Data Science/Cybersecurity Research and Education Collaborative, a public-private partnership designed to accelerate data science innovation in the Pioneer Valley region of Western Massachusetts. The Commonwealth’s investment will help drive the commercialization of new products and ideas, train a leading data science workforce and support collaborative regional economic development activities.

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MAssive Data: Our New Mass Big Data Blog Series

Welcome to Mass. Big Data’s newest project, MAssive Data. This new blog series will feature the people, technologies, and research innovations on the cutting edge of Massachusetts’ world-class data analytics and cybersecurity cluster.

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Building and Managing a Data Science Team the Right Way

By: John Baker

On July 12, more than 120 data scientists converged on Pixability HQ in Boston for “Building and Managing Data Science the Right Way,” a meetup that featured a panel of data science leaders who discussed how to maximize data science’s impact on an organization. 

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Commonwealth Awards $3 Million to Northeastern University to Drive Development of Smart Sensors and Nanoscale Materials

BURLINGTON – Today the Baker-Polito Administration announced a $3 million grant to Northeastern University to establish the Advanced Nanomanufacturing Cluster for Smart Sensors and Materials (“ANSSeM”), a consortium of private manufacturing companies and tier-one research universities working on new methods to create smart sensors and other revolutionary materials using ‘nanoscale’ printing processes.

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Big Data Booming in Mass., According to New ‘Mass Big Data’ Report

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BOSTON – The Big Data ecosystem across Massachusetts is booming, according to new research produced by the Massachusetts Big Data project at the Innovation Institute at MassTech. The new research, “Massachusetts Big Data Indicators 2015,” highlights the growth in several key categories, including over $2.4 billion in reported private investment that has flowed to Massachusetts Big Data companies and the millions of dollars in federal funding awarded to 194 different projects at Massachusetts institutions for computing and analytics research since 2013.

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Massachusetts Innovation Economy Drove $209.8 Billion in Output During 2014, Growth of $25.6 Billion Over 2009

BOSTON – A new research report released today by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shows that the Commonwealth’s innovation-focused sectors drove $209.8 billion in economic output in 2014, $25.6 billion more than in 2009. Data from The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy - 2015/2016 Edition also shows that Massachusetts recorded positive job growth in 8 of 11 innovation economy sectors between 2014-2015, and that the Commonwealth’s innovation sector employees earned higher wages in 10 of 11 major occupational categories when compared to workers in other innovation-focused states.

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Why You Should Become a Data Scientist in Massachusetts + Stay Here

More and More People Considering a Career in Big Data

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New MassTech Sponsored Research from MIT Looks at Growing Mass. Companies to Scale

CAMBRIDGE, MASS., December 10, 2015 – A study released today by MIT’s Industrial Performance Center (IPC) addresses the critical issue of how innovative companies scale up their businesses and assesses how the Massachusetts economy compares in this dimension of performance with other regions of the country, bringing together for the first time a critical mass of observations, data, and analysis on this critical topic. The inaugural study, “Growing Innovative Companies to Scale: How does Massachusetts Measure Up?,” finds that over the past two decades, Massachusetts has held its own compared with other leading innovation regions of the country (San Francisco/Silicon Valley and New York City) in terms of growing companies to scale, but lags far behind California in growing ‘super-scaled’ companies with billions of dollars in annual revenue.

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Big Data for Social Good

Local Data Scientists use Data Analytics for Social Good

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