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Drones a Major Player in MA Technology Ecosystem

The state of Massachusetts held State House Innovation Day yesterday – and the drone trade was current and accounted for.

The Massachusetts TechHUB Caucus hosted its third marquee Innovation Day , an occasion which introduced 200-plus attendees to the State House to debate “Megatrends and the Future of Tech in Massachusetts.”

Tech is likely one of the state’s strongest financial engines. According to the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council’s 2017 State of Technology Report, the sector at this time immediately employs over 300,000 and an extra 100,000 employed in tech occupations in different sectors of the financial system, which together with oblique jobs, underpinning 34% of all jobs in Massachusetts.

“Bringing the tech community to the State House is a critical step in forming relationships, educating our lawmakers, and shining a spotlight on how these innovators and innovations are not just fueling much of the Commonwealth’s economic growth, they are making huge impacts on businesses and consumers here in the region, in the nation, and around the world,” says Tom Hopcroft, CEO of MassTLC.

Greensight Agronomics is an automatic agronomic intelligence platform – specializing in administration for golf programs.  The aerial intelligence that they supply – which they are saying is navy grade know-how tailored for the aim – helps golf programs to handle irrigation methods, fertilizers and different assets.

The Center for Marine Robotics on the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was on the occasion demonstrating their underwater unmanned system, a vital innovation for marine scientists.  But representatives level out that the long-range, unattended AUV (the one on present truly demonstrated the marks of shark enamel) might be adopted for industrial use.

Riptide, developer of small unmanned underwater methods, was current displaying their sensor agnostic system – a rocket-like undersea car obtainable in a number of sizes that carries an enclosed payload, customizable for the applying.

SolidEnergy Systems of Woburn develops the world’s lightest rechargeable cells – game-changing energy methods that can be utilized to energy UAVs from drone taxis to long-range excessive altitude drones delivering Internet service to unserved areas.

“Today was a terrific opportunity to explore what is possible thanks to the innovations of the businesses propelling Massachusetts forward,” stated TechHUB Caucus co-chair Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland). “The winners of the NextGEN awards are transforming the future of technology and driving the next generation of economic growth.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to host a discussion with tech leaders and public officials here at the State House,” acknowledged Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester), TechHUB Caucus co-chair. “We are fortunate to have so much talent in Massachusetts, and the tech community is driving trends that are making a positive impact on our communities. I look forward to continuing an ongoing dialogue that will foster an even stronger innovation economy here in Massachusetts.”

The TechHUB Caucus is supported by a Working Group that features: Dell, Google, MassTLC, TechInternet,the MassTech Collaborative, Microsoft, MITX, and Verizon.

“The TechHUB Caucus plays a critical role in bringing together innovators from around the Commonwealth with policymakers, helping forge a deeper understanding and openness between the two groups,” stated Tim Connelly, CEO/Executive Director of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the general public financial growth company tasked with rising the innovation financial system in Massachusetts. “Innovation Day at the State House is a great event where we see this dynamic in action.  It’s a prime opportunity to ask questions, get hands-on demos, and to hear from the tech sector about innovations that are just over the horizon.”

“Massachusetts is fortunate to have a thriving innovation sector.  A strong ecosystem of innovators – from startups to large enterprises – is revolutionizing how we live and work,” stated Donna Cupelo, Region President of Verizon New England.  “Verizon understands firsthand how important it is to foster a culture of innovation that is driving trends and fueling economic growth for our state, our region and our nation.”


Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a skilled drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone trade and the regulatory surroundings for drones. Miriam has a diploma from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising for brand new applied sciences.
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