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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.

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  • LINKAGE is ACTION’s Manufacturing Program — Connecting Startups with Manufacturing Resources

    For startups: We now offer manufacturing advisory services to help you find the right design, engineering and manufacturing resources to assist you in the product commercialization process. This is a free service for member companies within our network of incubators. Please enter your manufacturing needs on our contact page and we’ll begin the process!

    For engineers, designers and manufacturers:  Would you like your company listed in the database? If your company provides design engineering, manufacturing consulting, prototyping or manufacturing services and would like to serve the Northeast’s cleantech startup community, enter your company’s information in the online web form to be added to our growing list of service providers.

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