MassTLCs Advanced Manufacturing Futures Fund Program grant work is well underway. Our goal: to help robotics, IoT and hardware start-ups and scale-ups grow and commercialize their products by connecting them with the local manufacturers and supply chain. These grant funds will enable us to help our community by providing the knowledge and resources they need to bring great ideas to great products - Made in Massachusetts.
We have over 30 participants and have held over a dozen one-on-one interviews learning startup and scaling company challenges and offering advice and contacts at local manufacturers. We’ve also visited manufactures and some of you have joined us! In our next phase we will be hosting a series of seminars with rocket pitches from startups and receiving instant advice from a diverse manufacturing panel of experts. Our first event will be held at the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub on 26 October 4:00 – 6:00 pm – register <here>. We are working to host a second event in November in Worcester as well as additional events throughout the state with different startups and a variety of manufacturing experts. If you are interested in participating – please full out our survey:
Robotics, IoT and Hardware Companies Survey link
Manufacturers Survey link