WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration granted $1.4 million to Woburn-based Phoenix Tailings, a company that has developed technologies to more sustainably mine rare earth metals through a zero-waste approach. The project, funded by the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will support Phoenix Tailings’ novel approach to metal production, which utilizes highly efficient and carbon neutral processes to create additional value from rare earth metals, such as neodymium and dysprosium. These metals are essential to many critical technologies including electric vehicles, wind turbines, nuclear reactors, and jet engines.
LINCOLN – During a visit from officials and members from the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Security Technology Accelerator (NSTXL) hosted by the NEXUS Center, the Healey-Driscoll administration today announced $9.2 million in new technology and workforce development grants aimed at spurring the microelectronics and semiconductor industry across the Northeast Region. The new awards are the first investments made by the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition (NEMC) Hub, the division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative that is overseeing investments made by the federal CHIPS and Science Act following the formal establishment of the Hub in September 2023.
BOSTON - The Northeast Microelectronics Coalition (NEMC) Hub, consisting of more than 150 member organizations primarily located in eight northeast states, has been mobilized in response to the federal government’s launch of the ‘Microelectronics Commons Call for Projects.’
Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced two new grants from the state’s Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to AeroShield of Hyde Park and Gencores of Somerville. These grants will invest in new R&D infrastructure to boost the manufacturing of advanced materials in the state. The state has invested over $86 million in business expansion and R&D centers in Massachusetts through M2I2, helping to promote innovation and job growth statewide.
BOSTON - The Northeast Microelectronics Coalition (NEMC) Hub congratulates BAE Systems Inc., a founding member of the NEMC and a leader on the Hub’s Advisory Group, for Monday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Commerce of a preliminary award of $35 million in federal CHIPS and Science Act funding to enhance microelectronics production at BAE’s cutting-edge facility in Nashua, NH. The funding will support a proposed project that could quadruple the production of chips necessary for critical defense programs, including the F-35 fighter jet program.
WESTBOROUGH, MASS. — Today, the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech Collaborative (CAM) launched a new state-funded program to boost cybersecurity at small- and medium-sized manufacturers statewide. The new Manufacturing Cybersecurity Program (MCP) will provide funding of up to $30,000 for capital upgrades to help small businesses fund the purchase of critical cybersecurity infrastructure, including network upgrades, badge readers, cameras, servers, and firewalls. In addition to protecting revenue and intellectual property, the program aims to boost the competitiveness of homegrown manufacturers, as these increased cyber investments will help firms meet cybersecurity standards that are necessary to work on federal projects or other programs for security-focused customers in the private-sector.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – This week, over 300 students from across Massachusetts converged on the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame to participate in the MassMakes Innovation Challenge, a session, organized by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech (CAM), that combined hands-on manufacturing, engineering projects, and Q&A sessions with industry leaders. Many of the participants are currently enrolled in the state’s Innovation Career Pathways program that educates students in high demand technical fields. The event was headlined by Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll, a co-chair of the statewide STEM Advisory Council, and Secretary of Education Patrick Tutwiler, who each stressed the importance of investing in our manufacturing future and the need to support the next generation of professionals in this critical sector.
BOSTON — The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced that Massachusetts has been awarded $19.7 million in funding for fiscal year 2023 through the federal CHIPS and Science Act to establish the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition Hub (NEMC), a regional hub that will advance the microelectronics needs of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) while spurring new jobs, workforce training opportunities, and investment in the region’s advanced manufacturing and technology sectors.
WORCESTER, MASS. — Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced more than $2.2 million in grants through MassTech Collaborative’s Massachusetts Manufacturing Accelerate Program (MMAP) during the third annual Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up at Polar Park in Worcester. The MMAP grant program is managed by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at MassTech (CAM) and helps small to medium-sized manufacturers in Massachusetts scale their businesses to compete in the modern manufacturing economy. The Mash-Up brings companies, students, and state officials together annually to foster innovation and strengthen partnerships in the manufacturing sector.
LOWELL – Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced a new $496,503 grant to Lowell-based production design firm RaGE Systems, an award from the Commonwealth’s Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2). The new grant will support the expansion of RaGE’s production of wireless solutions for the telecommunications, infrastructure, commercial, aerospace, and defense industries. UMass Lowell is the company’s academic partner on the project, creating a strong research and development collaboration in the region, which will help RaGE scale its manufacturing base and expand in both Lowell, and to a separate manufacturing facility in Newburyport, Mass.