Mass. Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2)

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Massachusetts has made a substantial commitment to develop the Manufacturing USA infrastructure within the state’s academic, research and manufacturing industry. Through the creation of sector-specific Manufacturing USA Centers, M2I2 will advance innovations and job growth within the state through cross-collaboration among companies, universities, national labs, government, incubators, accelerators and other academic and training institutions. 


  • $100M Commitment to Manufacturing Innovation, through a capital grant Program to secure our advanced manufacturing leadership
  • Over 30 collaborative projects to date connecting manufacturers with universities, other companies, FFRDCs and the Manufacturing USA communities
  • Manufacturing Innovation Infrastructure: Launched Laboratories for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAPs) and Fabric Discovery Centers (FDCs)
  • Major education and prototyping centers in advanced photonics, fabrics, robotics and flexible electronics.


  • Over $80M leveraged from other sources
  • Over 100 companies impacted
  • Over 100 new products enabled
  • Over 300 Entrepreneurs assisted
  • Enabling pathways for thousands of students and workers


Manufacturing USA Centers

Grants are made available through these four centers:

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Massachusetts Selected to Partner in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Innovation:

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