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June 16, 2020

Applications for ACTION Innovation Network's first online cohort for its Pre-Landing program for international startups in Healthcare are being accepted until July 15th, with the main program running in September. This edition of the Pre-Landing program will support companies in the areas of Therapeutics, Medical Devices and Digital Health. It will prepare international startups to raise funds in the US and connect with the health innovation ecosystem in Massachusetts/New England. The program will be offered in two phases. Phase I will be presented in an online format, while international travel restrictions remain tight. The online agenda includes one day of digital RESI in September, for startups to schedule one-on-one virtual meetings with investors that are looking for their technologies. Phase II offers a three day on-site visit to ACTION's life science incubators and in-person meetings with industry experts, once startups are comfortable traveling again. If you know of an international startup that may benefit from this program, please forward the detailed agenda and application. The program is made possible in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration through a 2018 RIS i6 grant awarded to ACTION Innovation Network.

ACTION Innovation Network partners with MassInnoV

May 12, 2020

ACTION Innovation Network has become a new partner of Massachusetts Innovation Network (MassInnoV), home of the New England Innovation Awards, to promote and support its 2020 Awards program.The Massachusetts Innovation Network is a small, nonprofit organization, formed to continue its founder, Mr. Robert J. Crowley's legacy and inspirational vision "to coach, assist, recognize, support, and publicize small- and medium-sized innovators and start-ups, and help them grow and thrive". The New England Innovation Program, approaching its 35th year, is the oldest and longest-running innovation competition in the New England region, the very first to recognize and support trail-blazers and market-disrupters like iRobot, Vistaprint, HubSpot, Genzyme, MassChallenge, and many others. ACTION will provide outreach to its network to attract applicants to the 2020 program and offer space for informational meetings at its member locations, where applicable, from May 18th through June 4th. Awards are offered in 8 industry sector competition categories. The application period is open through June 26th. Find out more about the Innovation Awards Program and submit an application here. Do you know a promising, New England-based innovative company that should be recognized? Nominate them here. For more information email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (978) 579-4990.

ACTION participates in MathWorks Accelerator Partnership Program

April 6, 2020

We are happy to announce that ACTION Innovation Network is now part of MathWorks Accelerator Partnership Program. MathWorks is excited to support the growth of early stage technology companies by offering one year of free access to its software tools to ACTION Innovation Network member companies.

ACTION Innovation Network renews sponsorship agreement with Altium

March 9, 2020

ACTION Innovation Network is pleased to announce that it has renewed its sponsorship agreement with Altium, LLC, a global leader in 3D PCB design software for designers and engineers. Altium Designer is a PCB and electronic design automation software package for printed circuit boards. Altium will provide the ACTION community with access to up to twenty, continental On-demand Altium Designer software license subscriptions, with an in-kind value of $300,000.

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