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Dune Medical Devices Moves to 25 Thomson Place in Fort Point

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Article Courtesy: Boston Herald (http://bostonherald.com) - Ira Kantor FDA approval fortifies Dune Medical Devices Cancer cell detector now available in U.S. A 10-year-old medical device company headed to the Hub’s Innovation District has won crucial U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to sell its breast cancer tissue assessment tool nationwide. Surgeons using the MarginProbe System from Dune Medical Devices can better detect cancer cells along the margins of excised … [Read more...]

NECN Report “Boston’s Innovation District”

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BIO highlights Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  NECN (NECN: Peter Howe, Boston) - As much as the BIO International 2012 convention is showcasing Boston and Massachusetts as an international hub for biotechnology and biomedical companies, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center event is also showcasing how much the area around the BCEC – the Innovation District – has become a life sciences cluster within Boston-Cambridge. Maybe nothing has done more to put this area on the map as … [Read more...]

Boston’s Innovation District and Mayor Menino Spur Waterfront Economic Development

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Boston’s Innovation District Cultivating a Culture of Entrepreneurship November Congress of Cities to Spotlight Boston's Success by J. Katie McConnell In January 2010, as Mayor Thomas M. Menino began his fifth consecutive term as Boston’s mayor, he launched a new approach to spur economic development along the city's waterfront. The mayor called for a strategy that was more deliberate and experimental to create jobs, provide housing opportunities and build upon the city’s many … [Read more...]

Mayor Thomas M. Menino: “Boston’s Innovation District is Sustainable” – Boston is a Finalist for the Siemens Sustainability Community Awards

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Sustainability Is Big in Boston Catherine (Kitty) Keller - Article Courtesy of:  BCLC Boston is one of America's oldest cities, with a rich economic and social history. As the Northeast region's hub, Boston is home to 617,594 residents, many institutions of higher education, some of the world's finest hospitals, and many cultural and professional sports organizations. Every year, millions of people visit Boston to take in its historic neighborhoods, attend cultural or … [Read more...]

Smart Planet talks about Boston’s Innovation District

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Inside Boston’s ‘Innovation District’ Article Courtesy of:  Smart Planet - By Tyler Falk Article Link:  http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/inside-bostons-8216innovation-district/1759 It seems like every city is positioning themselves to be the “next Silicon Valley.” That’s because technology start-ups and companies that promote innovation are today’s industrial districts of the knowledge economy: must-haves in any city. We’ve seen it recently in New York’s tech campus and … [Read more...]

Boston’s Innovation District and Meritage Properties Adds Four New Lease Deals

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New companies moving to Boston's Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  Boston Business Journal by Thomas Grillo, Real Estate Editor Meritage Properties  LLC has executed four lease deals in Boston’s Innovation District totaling nearly 22,000 square feet. The transactions at Tower Point on A Street included deals with with the Boston Plan for Excellence, Guaranteed Rate, Zerto, and Bennett Group. Boston Plan for Excellence, a local education fund and nonprofit, … [Read more...]

Renew Boston & Mayor Menino Push Solar Technology to Boston Innovation District

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Innovation District Solar Challenge Goal: Install 1 MW of Solar PV  in the Innovation District by 2013 In June 2011, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the Renew-Boston Solar- Innovation District Solar Challenge, an effort to drive private-sector adoption of solar PV (photovoltaic) technologies in the Innovation District. The goal of the challenge is for businesses and institutions within the Innovation District to install more than 1 Megawatt of Solar PV over the next two years, producing … [Read more...]

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Boston's Innovation District: Courtesy of:  www.innovationdistrict.org The Innovation District is nestled between Boston’s transportation gateways: abutting historic Boston Harbor, adjacent to Logan International Airport, and at the nexus of two major interstate highways.  It also contains the largest tract of underdeveloped land in the city of Boston, an area with opportunity for growth, a strong existing knowledge base, and the ideal location for producing new ideas, new services and new … [Read more...]

Seaport Square Project adds New Boston Innovation Center

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Boston is getting an 'Innovation Center' to serve as a hub for the Innovation District By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Boston's Innovation District will get a new building next year — the Boston Innovation Center — that could become the neighborhood's hub. It'll be built on land across Northern Avenue from the Institute of Contemporary Art, and not far from the MassChallenge's digs at One Marina Park Drive, the mostly-empty high-rise on Fan … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News ~ Startup Massachusetts ~

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Startup Massachusetts Launches to Provide Statewide Support for Young Companies Regional Effort Unveiled at MassChallenge 2011 Award Ceremony BOSTON, MA, Oct 25, 2011 (Article Courtesy of:  MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) More than 1,000 people representing a cross section of the state's entrepreneurial ecosystem gathered at the MassChallenge 2011 Award Ceremony last night. In addition to awarding $1M in cash prizes to startups as part of the MassChallenge Startup Competition and Accelerator, … [Read more...]

To Date – 70 New Companies Have Moved to Boston’s Innovation District

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Innovation District is bringing new energy to Boston Article Courtesy of:  Boston Homes Boston is the sixth most economically powerful city in the world, Mayor Thomas M. Menino told business leaders last month at a forum about the waterfront, sponsored by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. It is ahead of Beijing, Hong Kong and Sao Paolo. That’s pretty significant, considering Boston’s size. Tokyo ranked number one, followed by New York City. Chicago fell in … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight

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From incubator to ‘coup: Wiggio has settled in the Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  Innovation District By Shannon Lehotsky, Wiggio Wiggio’s been sort of a vagrant for the past year:  We started out working in a house in Cambridge, then we moved into the new MassChallange offices, and now we’ve settled into the BoCoup Loft on Congress Street. We call our first location in Cambridge an “office”, but it was actually the first floor of one of our angel investor’s houses.  … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District News – Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Move In

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Acetylon moving to Boston’s Seaport Center Article Courtesy of:  www.masshightech.com Biotech Acetylon Pharmaceuticals Inc. is moving from its Albany Street location in Boston to the Seaport Center near the South Boston waterfront. Acetylon is developing selective small molecule histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors and other targeted drugs for the treatment of cancers, and for inflammatory, neurodegenerative, genetic and infectious diseases. The company has leased 9,700 square feet of … [Read more...]

2011 MITX Innovation Awards Winners Announced

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Celebration of New England’s Impressive Innovation Advancements CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), the premier organization representing the digital marketing, media and internet technology community, has unveiled the winners of its MITX Innovation Awards. This ceremony is one of the largest in the region recognizing the innovations powering the future of marketing, and revolutionizing the way we work and play. Winners were … [Read more...]

Babson College – Waterfront Innovation Cluster

Babson College Coming to Boston's Innovation District Mayor Menino welcomes world's top program for entrepreneurship to waterfront innovation cluster Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Babson College announced that the college, ranked #1 in the world for entrepreneurship, had signed a lease in Boston's Innovation District. The facility will be equipped with new classroom and conference room space and will begin hosting MBA courses in September 2011. Babson also plans to use the new location for … [Read more...]

Gazelle Moves to Fort Point Innovation District

Gazelle bounds into Boston's Fort Point Channel; outsources logistics to Texas firm By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Gazelle chief executive Israel Ganot mentioned to me over the weekend that his company is planning a move this summer from Allston to Boston's Fort Point Channel neighborhood. The company buys and sells used consumer electronics, from Blu-ray DVD players to gaming consoles; it has cleverly dubbed its business "re-commerce."Ganot says the company is moving about 80 … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District – Mayor Menino

Mayor Tom Menino’s ‘Innovation’ vision By Thomas Grillo, Boston Herald June 2--Mayor Thomas M. Menino laid out a bold plan yesterday to attract start-up companies and venture capitalists to Boston's budding "Innovation District," while also promoting the city's solar energy future. Taking a page from Cambridge, but adding a public sector twist, the mayor declared, "We will be one of the first cities in the world to have a public innovation center, a place that fosters this type … [Read more...]

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