Providing MA Startups with a Launchpad For Growth


PTC Corporate Experience Center
121 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA
United States

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 - 9:30am

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Government and business leaders who support the vibrant "Massachusetts Innovation Ecosystem” will share their insights and opportunities for entrepreneurs headquartered in Mass. The forum will also spotlight Mass. programs for innovation center member companies that are transforming concepts into manufactured products. Event highlights:  

  • Remarks by: 
    • Jim Heppelmann, PTC President and CEO 
    • Damon Cox, Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development 
  • A panel of academic, business, and state organizations, including:
    • AstraZeneca Open Innovation
    • Berkshire Innovation Center
    • Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC)
    • Commonwealth Corporation
    • Greentown Labs (green energy focus)
    • Greentown Learn 
    • MassChallenge Boston
    • MassDevelopment
    • Mass. Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)
    • MassMEP
    • MassRobotics
    • MassTech
    • MassVentures
    • New England Business Association
    • UMass Lowell Research Institute
    • University of Massachusetts, Office of Economic Development
  • The launch of a new PTC program to provide qualified Mass. innovation center members with free access to “smart, connected” technology (the Internet of Things platform and product lifecycle management software) 
  • Demonstrations of PTC’s software solutions for industrial digital transformation – including  
    augmented reality (AR), IoT, and PLM 
  • The opportunity to network with:
    • Organizations that provide grants and support for entrepreneurs (e.g., MassMEP)
    • Established companies that collaborate with start-ups  
    • Innovation center executives 
    • Entrepreneurs