Tue, Jul 25|
Venture Café Cambridge
Deep-Tech & Advanced Manufacturing in Massachusetts
This TiE Boston Materials & Manufacturing SIG meeting will discuss the latest innovations, interest and incentives in advanced manufacturing.
Time & Location
Jul 25, 2023, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Venture Café Cambridge, One Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
About the event
Deep Tech and Advanced Manufacturing in Massachusetts and around the country: How the Empire plans to Strike Back
Moderator: Dr. Anil Khurana
Speakers: Christine Nolan & Nishith Acharya
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 25th, 2023, 5:30pm
Location: CIC, Cambridge
Organizer: TiE Boston
The renaissance in the US advanced manufacturing and deep-tech has many enablers, and one of them is the role of the government in supporting and funding emerging technologies and businesses. Aside from directly offering state funds, several Massachusetts agencies enable access to a range of federal funding sources, including under the CHIPS and Inflation Reduction Acts - which are designed to bolster U.S. competitiveness in disruptive technologies such as renewable energy, batteries, and electric vehicles (EVs), as well as semiconductors and advanced manufacturing. Several government funded R&D labs, commercialization initiatives, corporate spin-offs, corporate venture groups and others supplement the typical entrepreneurial-investor ecosystem - especially relevant in this whole advanced materials and manufacturing segment, often called “tough-tech” because of the longer gestation periods, more capital-intensive models, diverse exit options, and others.
Christine Nolan, who is the director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) based at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (whose mission is to foster a competitive advanced manufacturing ecosystem from innovation through production), will lead a discussion on how the CHIPS/ IRA can be a source of funding with the assistance of the state of Massachusetts.
Joining Christine will be Nishith Acharya, a senior fellow with the Clinton Foundation, and CEO of Equal Innovation, who will discuss how labs and academic institutions in the US and around the world are developing and commercializing various technologies with a mix of public and private funding.
Expect some pragmatic and very useful discussions on a range of available public-sector funding and high priority innovation areas!