Massachusetts has a long history of innovation stretching back to the origins of the Industrial Revolution. The mill towns throughout the state have been replaced by research centers where the entrepreneurs from the state’s colleges and universities churn out the next generation technologies. Home to MIT, WPI, and Harvard, it is no wonder that Massachusetts ranks first per capita in spin-out companies from research institutions. Leading companies, such as Konarka, a developer of third-generation solar-panel technologies, have evolved out of these research institutions and now lead the Massachusetts innovation economy.
Other companies at the heart of innovation in Massachusetts include:
The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s most recent Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy lists some of the benefits of being in Massachusetts including:
Learn more about Massachusetts industry innovations from the Boston History and Innovation Collaborative (bostonhistorycollaborative.org), a non-profit alliance working to sustain a 400-year tradition of innovation in:
Or read the latest news on Massachusetts innovation from the Boston Globe and Scott Kirsner’s Innovation Economy.
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