Mass. Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2)

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Massachusetts has made a substantial commitment to developing 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. 


  • Over $80M invested to date on business expansion and educational projects to secure our advanced manufacturing leadership.
  • Over 60 collaborative projects created to date connecting manufacturers with universities, other companies, and R&D Centers, Federally Funded R&D Centers (FFRDCs), and the Manufacturing USA communities.
  • Manufacturing Innovation Infrastructure investments by launching four Laboratories for Education & Application Prototypes (LEAPs) and three Fabric Discovery Centers (FDCs).
  • Regional multi-million dollar education and prototyping centers in advanced photonics, fabrics, robotics, and flexible electronics.


  • Over $250M leveraged from other sources
  • Over 150 companies impacted
  • 100's of jobs created
  • Over 100 new products enabled
  • Over 350 Entrepreneurs assisted
  • Enabling training for thousands of students and workers


Manufacturing USA Centers

Grants are made available through these 12 centers:

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Massachusetts Selected to Partner in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Innovation:

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