InterACTION Program Terms & Conditions

  • ACTION Innovation Network is an association of technology innovation centers that represent an established community of committed partners from industry, academics, private sector, and government in the Boston/greater Boston area. The InterACTION Bluetech 2021 program uses the aggregated connection power of these partners to help international startups generate a first network in the US that could not be built otherwise without the support of local stakeholders.
  • The cost to participate in the InterACTION Bluetech 2021 program is $299 for admitted startups. This program is subsidized through a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (actual program cost: $2,000). The subsidized cost will only be available for startups that register through the application form by February 12th, 2021. The services included are:
    • For early registrations done before February 1st, participation in the Blue Innovation Symposium – a fully virtual one-day program held from 2-4pm EST on February 2, 2021. Once startups have submitted the application form (before Feb 1st), ACTION Innovation Network team will get in touch to provide details about how to join the symposium.
    • Online sessions according to the agenda published on the InterACTION Program’s website.
    • Mentoring by local incubator managers, business executives, investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs.
    • Thanks to our partner Blue Innovation Center, the opportunity to win a virtual desk at the Blue Incubator for some months, and a number of hours of mentoring to help the company set up a pilot in New England (number of months for virtual desk, and number of mentoring hours will be detailed soon).
      • The winner will be selected by a panel of experts from the New England Bluetech ecosystem in a pitching event where participating companies will present a pilot readiness action plan to access the US Northeast market.
      • The selection criteria used by the panel of experts will be:
        1. The company provides an innovative solution in the Bluetech sector.
        2. The solution will generate a substantial impact on the Blue Economy.
        3. The company proposes a realistic action plan to enter the US Northeast market by piloting their solution in partnership with New England Blue economy stakeholders.
        4. The company demonstrates a potential impact on the New England region.
        5. The presentation of the proposal is clear and understandable.
  • The admissions process will be conducted by an evaluation panel composed of ACTION Innovation Network staff, members in the Blue economy sector and independent advisors.
  • If your company is admitted to participate in the program, a signed registration form and the payment are due by February 16th, 2021.
  • ACTION Innovation Network is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Your personal information will only be used to administer your account and to provide the products and services you receive.