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Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Innovation Institute has published its 20th Index of the Massachusetts economy. The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, has been published by the Innovation Institute at the MassTechCollaborative annually since 1997. The Index is the premier fact-based benchmark for measuring the performance of the Massachusetts knowledge economy. The Index has a wealth of information regarding the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, including the fact that Massachusetts is first in the nation with respect to innovation metrics. To view the Index online and for more information on the Massachusetts InnovationEconomy, visit us at: www.masstech.org/index.
New England Chapter Members Pertaining to the Board of Directors proposed changes to the AUVSI New England Chapter By Laws, please review the following and provide written comments prior to April 15, 2017. The Board has voted to accept and adopt the changes, pending the 30 day notice and comment period. Select the image to download the by-laws. Please send comments or suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
assRobotics, an independent, non-profit hub serving to inspire and bring robotics startups, initiatives and investments to life, is opening its initial office, laboratory and test space. The collaborative workspace includes the labs and equipment needed to help young robotics companies develop and scale their concepts and prototypes. Located at 12 Channel Street in Boston’s Seaport Innovation district, the organization is leasing nearly 15,000 sq. ft. and will develop an additional 25,000 sq. ft.. MassRobotics held a ribbon cutting ceremony on February 17, 2017 to officially open the space. For details see www.massrobotics.org.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the launch of a new initiative, the Remote Pilots Council (RPC), which has kicked off with a national tour to promote education and dialogue between commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators, industry leaders and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Through a combination of in-person meetings, webinars and surveys, this council of AUVSI members will discuss opportunities and challenges to ensure safe and responsible use of the National Airspace System (NAS). “Now that we have rules governing the civil and commercial operations of UAS, more businesses and innovators are flying and unlocking…
A few Robotica volunteers got together December 2nd, to discuss lessons learned and prepare for 2017, at the Wildwood Steak House in Marlborough, MA. It was an enjoyable evening. If you would like to participate and volunteer please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 Massachusetts charted the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (www.MassTech.org) to conduct a Robotics Sector Analysis to help guide the Commonwealth's investment decisions. Dr. Waseem Naqvi, President, AUVSI New England, and Technology Director, Raytheon, participated as a member of the advisory board. The resultant comprehensive report was released on October 18, 2016. It was compiled by Dan Kara, Research Director Robotics, ABI Research. The report cited that Robots and robotic technology are foundational, leveraging the advances in artificial intelligence, and transformative, having the ability to define a new industy. Massachusetts is the global leader in collaborative, and consumer robots. The area is receiving…
The ROBOTICASM 2016 summit June 6-9, Devens, Massachusetts brought together unmanned and robotic systems companies to showcase their capabilities and technologies to a broad audience of end-users and developers. The event featured industry talks, workshops, and live demonstrations. AUVSI New England is proud to have delivered a packed agenda of insightful keynotes, with timely industry trends, diverse exhibitors covering commercial, medical, and professional unmanned vehicle, together with enabling capabilities (technology, insurance, law). ROBOTICA 2016
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) response to the FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rule making for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are poised to be one of the fastest-growing industries in American history. According to AUVSI’s Economic Impact Report, which is currently the most comprehensive study ever performed on the UAS industry, within 10 years of UAS integration into the National Airspace System (NAS), the industry will represent an $82 billion segment of the U.S. economy and generate more than 100,000 new high-paying jobs. AUVSI, which represents more than 7,500 individual members and 600 corporations,…
After a contested election AUVSI New England is pleased to announce its new Board of Directors with term beginning June 1st. Five Directors were elected - four new and one returning Director. One existing Director joined the Officers of the organization. For details of the chapter's leadership please see About AUVSI, and select Officers and Directors. Please select Officers and Directors to access. Thank you all who participated in the election process.
The Commonwealth’s defense-contract work supported more than 88,000 workers and contributed more than $20 billion to the Massachusetts economy, while Massachusetts military installations directly or indirectly supported more than 57,000 jobs with a total economic contribution of more than $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, according to two new University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute reports. “The Commonwealth’s six bases and defense-related firms continue to have a major impact on the Massachusetts economy, both in terms of jobs and dollars,” said Governor Baker. “Academia, business, and technology – three of the Commonwealth’s top sectors – play a role in our installations…
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