MassTLC/MassDevelopment Advanced Manufacturing Futures Program Grant Status and a Visit to FLEXcon

Advanced Manufacturing
Futures Fund Program

grant work is well underway.  Our
goal:  to help robotics, IoT and hardware
start-ups and scale-ups grow and commercialize their products by connecting
them with the local manufacturers and supply chain.  These grant funds will enable us to help our
community by providing the knowledge and resources they need to bring great
ideas to great products
– Made in Massachusetts. 

We have over 30 participants and have held over a
dozen one-on-one interviews learning startup and scaling company challenges and
offering advice and contacts at local manufacturers.  We’ve also visited manufactures and some of
you have joined us!  In our next phase we
will be hosting a series of seminars with rocket pitches from startups and receiving
instant advice from a diverse manufacturing panel of experts.  Our first event will be held at the UMass
Lowell Innovation Hub on 26 October 4:00 – 6:00 pm – register <here>. We are working to host a second event in November in
Worcester as well as additional events throughout the state with different
startups and a variety of manufacturing experts.  If you are interested in participating –
please full out our survey:

IoT and Hardware Companies Survey link

Survey link

had a great visit to FLEXcon in Spencer MA with Phil Caruso from
Mini-Mole.  FLEXcon is a global leader in
coated and laminated films and adhesives used in graphics applications,
manufactured goods and new products.  We
received a tour and viewing of their unique roll to roll converting manufacturing
equipment and event came home with some goodies!

Figure 1.  Phil Caruso, Founder & CEO Mini-Mole gets
to take home some samples to test!
Thanks to Bill Sullivan, Vice President, Performance
Products for his hospitality, expertise and advice. 
Figure 2. Bill
Sullivan, Vice President, Performance Products at FLEXcon, offers expert advice
for Mini-Mole production

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