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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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Big Data Takes Over Western Massachusetts

Students and Region’s Economic Development Leaders Celebrate Big Data TechTrek & Launch of MassMutual’s Data Science Center in Amherst

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Commonwealth Launches New Partnership to Grow Entrepreneurship on the South Coast

FALL RIVER – Executives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative announced a new partnership with the non-profit organization Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) aimed at growing the ranks of entrepreneurs in the South Coast region and helping existing small business owners grow their operations. During the launch event, which took place at the family-owned manufacturer Blount Fine Foods, MassTech announced the establishment of a three-year formal partnership with EforAll to accelerate the growth of an entrepreneurship culture in the South Coast Region.

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Technology State House Day 2015 Brings Together 300+ Tech Execs & Legislators at Massachusetts State House

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Tech Hub Caucus hosted its 3rd Technology State House Day today, an event which brought 300-plus attendees to the Massachusetts State House to talk about the "Internet of Things in Massachusetts" and to demo innovative technologies. The event featured both local tech companies and global corporations with a presence in the Commonwealth that have developed connected technologies driving innovation in industries such as energy, government, health care, and transportation.

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Commonwealth’s Innovation Economy Leads Recovery from ‘Great Recession’

BOSTON – The Massachusetts innovation economy has created around 100,000 jobs in Massachusetts since 2003, according to a new research report published this week by the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. According to the findings released in the 2014 Annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, over the last decade the Commonwealth as a whole added only 29,000 jobs, highlighting that without the impact of innovation economy jobs, Massachusetts would have fewer jobs today than in 2003.

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