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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.

InBIA Conference on Entrepreneurial Support to be held in Boston

ACTION Members Play a Role on Local Organizing Committee

February 12, 2020

Boston is the host city for the International Business Innovation Association's (InBIA) annual conference this spring. With members all over the country and world, InBIA is the professional gathering point and resource for people who support entrepreneurship and new business creation, including managers and staff of business incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, university entrepreneurship centers and more. The 34th International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI34) will bring together more than 500 people in this field to discuss latest trends, share best practices and effective strategies, and connect with others who are doing similar work. Featuring nearly 40 breakout sessions, three plenary panels, and three inspiring keynote speakers as well as networking activities and other events, ICBI34 promises to be packed with opportunities for anyone interested in entrepreneurial support to learn, grow and connect.

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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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