MassTech Intern Partnership Boosts Mass. Big Data Startup

Hive Maritime Aims to Increase Efficiency of Shipping Industry through Predictive Analytics

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Dare to be a Data Scientist

Boston is at the forefront of a revolution in data science. We encourage the innovative mindset that doesn’t shy away from the most complex problems, identifies those unasked questions, and then employs science and art in trying to answer them. 

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How Big Data Keeps our Favorite Athletes Healthy

“Big Data” has promised to change or improve many industries. Until recently though, it hasn’t done much to help athletes understand their bodies.  

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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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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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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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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


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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