Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) FY20 Report


  • About M2I2
  • FY20 Grant Recipients
  • FY20 Impact
  • Grants Awarded for All Years

About the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2)

M2I2 is a program of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

The M2I2 program provides capital cost shares for projects and discovery centers located within the Commonwealth as part of the state’s on-going commitment to foster a connected and agile manufacturing ecosystem to enable business growth here in Massachusetts. M2I2 is part of the state’s on-going commitment to the Manufacturing USA program put forth by the federal government. It is a program supported by the the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) at MassTech and the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED). Learn more about the M2I2 program:

Massachusetts has made a substantial commitment to develop the Manufacturing USA infrastructure within the state’s academic, research and manufacturing industry. Through the sector-specific Manufacturing USA Centers, M2I2 will advance innovations and job growth within the state through cross-collaboration among companies, universities, national labs, government, incubators, accelerators, and other academic and training institutions. Learn more about Manufacturing USA:

M2I2 Grants are made in partnership with the Manufacturing USA Institutes of: Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), AIM Photonics, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM), and NextFlex.

M2I2 & Manufacturing USA

This powerful partnership has created vibrant ecosystems comprised of educational and industrial partners dedicated to furthering the technologies aligned with these Institutes. Below is the AIM Photonics ecosystem -- an example of just one of these.

FY20 Grant Recipients

AFFOA Headquarters & Greater Lawrence Technical School - Expand Headquarters of the Fabric Discovery Center (FDC) and the Education & Workforce Development Program

Bridgewater State University & Stonehill College - Southeastern Massachusetts Lab for Education and Application Prototypes (SEMA LEAP)

Human System Integration, Inc. - Garment-Embedded Physiological Monitoring Platform

Lockheed Martin, UMass Lowell & UMass Dartmouth - RF over Fiber and Flexible Interconnects for Large Deployable XBand Phased Arrays

Massachusetts Manufacturers (MERT) - Manufacturing Emergency Response Team (MERT)

UMass Amherst - Determination of Process Specifications for Surface-Mount and Die-Attach Adhesives for FHE Material and Process Database

UMass Lowell & Boeing - Textile with Embedded and Printed Sensors (STEPS) Expanded Multi-Mission Operation

UMass Lowell & Lockheed Martin (2 Awards Granted) - Application-Responsive Encapsulation Processes for FHE (Flexible Hybrid Electronic) Devices & Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Using Hybrid Flexible Electronics

UMass Lowell & Worcester Polytechnic Institute - DataCube for the FHE Material and Process Database.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) - Cobots for Kids

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) & Carpe Diem - Optimized Inkjet Printing, Measurement Tools, and Roll-to-Sheet Capabilities

For M2I2 grant awards from all years including the FY20 awards, please click on the the button below.

FY20 Impact

$158.7M+ Cost Share

$18.5M+ in New Revenue Created

736 Students Trained/Placed

353 Co-ops, Interns & Students Hosted

107 Jobs Created/Saved

M2I2 Grants Awarded for All Years

As of December 2020, M2I2 has invested over $70 million in advanced manufacturing projects statewide. Click on the links below to view an up-to-date map and project details about the grants awarded.

M2I2 is a program of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) at MassTech.

This FY20 Report was published by M2I2. Copyright 2021.