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ACTION Innovation Network Welcomes Leyton as a Network Partner

December 18, 2019

Fall River, Mass (December 18, 2019) — ACTION Innovation Network (ACTION) has announced that Leyton, a leading R&D Tax Credit advisory firm, has sponsored ACTION as a Network Partner.

Leyton brings expertise in the optimization of Federal and State Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits. With over 20 years of global experience, Leyton has assembled a highly qualified team of tax professionals and technical consultants experienced in creating savings in diverse industry sectors, including life sciences, engineering, manufacturing, software, food and beverage and many more.

ACTION Welcomes New Member Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives!

December 10, 2019

ACTION Innovation Network is pleased to welcome its newest member, Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives (MBI)! MBI is a private, independent economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for life science and healthcare innovation, supporting companies focused on biotechnology, medical devices, informatics, and biomanufacturing. MBI is the longest running life science incubator in Massachusetts with more than 30 life sciences companies currently in residence in 16,000 sq ft of space in Gateway Park and on Barber Avenue in Worcester, MA, part of the Biomedical Corridor. MBI has graduated another 95 alumni companies, which together employ approximately 839 people in the local life sciences cluster.

ACTION Innovation Network Publishes Technology Ecosystem Asset Map

November 8, 2019

As part of ACTION Innovation Network's U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) i6 grant activities, a searchable and filterable map of New England regional technology ecosystem assets has been created for public use. In addition to assets listed under 14 subcategories, including incubators/innovation centers, university core research facilities, R&D facilities, pilot and demonstration sites and others, the map offers layers for MBTA subway and commuter lines, and median home prices in each city or town. This map is useful for both local and international companies and organizations to find the resources of interest to them. There is also a sorting function for industries, which will produce a view of industry clusters around the region.

ACTION Innovation Network Welcomes Nordic/Dutch Cleantech Mission to Boston

September 17, 2019

ACTION Innovation Network and North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV) welcomed Cleantech Scandinavia and Innovation Quarter in a joint cleantech mission to Boston, with a focus on Smart City, Energy Systems and Advanced Building Materials. The delegation included approximately 30 people, including 12 promising startups from the Nordics and Netherlands that have an interest in expanding their companies to the US, and others from government, economic development and investors. On ACTION and NSIV presented an overview of the greater Boston Innovation Ecosystem and Incubator Network, followed by networking.

On September 18th, at the Cleantech Showcase in Boston, the cleantech startups presented their companies to investors and industry representatives at a "Meet-the-Buyer" event, including ACTION's partner, visiting global energy company Repsol, at Greentown Labs. The delegation had a packed agenda, including a Smart City workshop and many site visits, followed by attendance at the Horizon 19 conference on September 19-20 in Boston.

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    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!

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