BOSTON, MA| SHERATON BOSTON
On the last day of ICBI34, take the afternoon and experience a sampling of what makes Boston fantastic. There are two available tours – a Massachusetts University Centers Tour AND a Boston Innovation Centers Tour. Add the tour on to your existing registration or include it in your overall process by clicking here:
Massachusetts University Centers Tour
Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus
Northeastern University’s Innovation Campus at Burlington, Massachusetts, co-locates industry, university, and government labs to accelerate technology transition.
Twenty-three companies are embedded on the Innovation Campus as of early 2020, including early-stage companies in life sciences, sensors, unmanned aerial systems, and agriculture. Industries include defense, unmanned arial systems, telecoms and materials. University labs include nanofabrication, materials, sensing, structural testing, unmanned aerial systems, and radio frequency/antennas.
The Innovation Campus has just tripled its space for early-stage companies and more than doubled for industry, university and government partners.
Boston Innovation Centers Tour
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Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC)
Since 1999, Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) has been creating shared communities for innovators to fix the world, starting in Cambridge’s Kendall Square (now known as the most innovative square mile on the planet). Beginning in 2014, CIC has been expanding to other locations and is now in seven cities worldwide, with a number of others in the pipeline. CIC has been home to over 6,000 companies over the years, most of whom have started at CIC. The average time a company spends at CIC between 4 and 5.5 years. Companies originally headquartered ata CIC have raised $7.8B in venture capital and strategic investment since 2001 (while at CIC and after moving out). Exit value created since 2001: over $5B (publicly disclosed amounts only).
CommonWealth Kitchen is a collaborative community working to strengthen the local economy, particularly for people who have been impacted by racial, social, and economic inequality. We offer shared kitchens with integrated business assistance, creating and growing dynamic food-based businesses and careers. CommonWealth Kitchen operates two incubator facilities with fully-licensed, state of the art kitchens for start-up and emerging food businesses in the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester and Jamaica Plain. Currently, there are over 45 specialty food producers, caterers, and food trucks using these facilities as a base of operations.