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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...]

Innovation News: Mayor Menino Announces Winners of 6th Annual Mayor’s Green Awards

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Three residential, 11 businesses and two sustainable food leaders chosen for outstanding commitment to sustainability Article Courtesy of:  City of Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the winners of the 6th Annual Mayor’s Green Awards, which recognize local business, residents and sustainable food leaders for doing their part to make Boston a greener, more sustainable, and livable city.  Award winners are chosen for extraordinary performance related to sustainable environmental … [Read more...]

Boston Private Bank & Trust Launches New South Boston Waterfront Website

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Waterfront businesses hope for boost from new website By Greg Turner  |   Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com A new website dedicated to the South Boston waterfront has a fitting sponsor:  Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., an early tenant at the pioneer development Seaport Place. The bank, based across Fort Point Channel in Post Office Square, opened its Seaport Boulevard office nine years ago — and recently signed for 10 more years in the complex developed by Fidelity … [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...]

South Boston Waterfront Innovation District & Seaport Continue to Grow

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High-tech firms find fertile turf in South Boston Low rents, amenities boost Innovation District By Michael B. Farrell It’s not Kendall Square. Not yet. But two years after Mayor Thomas M. Menino branded a swath of the South Boston Waterfront as the Innovation District - a bid to lure big Web companies and start-ups alike - a healthy crop of technology companies is moving in. Office rents are low, at least for Boston, and the neighborhood is catching on; any company looking … [Read more...]

Boston Redevelopment Authority Seaport District Development

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Apartments may soon replace parking lots Article Courtesy of:  Casey Ross | Globe Staff Jessey Dearing for the Boston Globe/File 2011 Many businesses have moved to the waterfront in recent years, helping to spur construction of complexes like Liberty Wharf. If 2012 ends up as planned, it will be the year the South Boston Waterfront started to feel like a neighborhood. Developers are proposing to start construction on more than 1,700 apartments in coming … [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...]

Boston World Partnerships: Vertex, Innovation & Boston’s New Waterfront

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The Talent Zone: Vertex, The Innovation District and Boston Posted by Devin Cole Article Courtesy of: Cheryl Meyerson, Principal, New City Inc The Innovation District in Boston is new and growing. Mayor Menino has supported its development to add to the world class medical and technology culture already prevalent in the Boston area. The arts, non-profits, green technology, restaurants, residential and start-ups are also calling the waterfront their home. It is exciting to know that … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – MassChallenge Winners Split $1 Million

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Meet the 17 MassChallenge Teams That Split $1 Million in Prize Money Article Courtesy of: BostInnovation During the 2011 MassChallenge Awards ceremony, 17 companies were granted a piece of the $1 million in prize money. Three teams took home $100k prizes and 14 took home $50k prizes. The event was held at the Boston Convention Center and included inspiring talks from Mayor Menino, Bert Jacobs (founder of Life is Good), Deval Patrick and Scott Case from Startup … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation Spotlight: Babson College

Innovation District Officially Welcomes Babson College to Boston WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston's Innovation District and Mayor Thomas M. Menino welcomed new neighbor, Babson College, into its Summer Street location as Babson College officially opened the site for graduate school courses, lectures and events. This satellite campus is in addition to Babson's home base in Wellesley, MA, and its satellite campus in San Francisco. Babson Boston will … [Read more...]

GETFUSED Newest Addition to Boston Innovation District

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Joining the growing cluster of business which now call the Innovation District home, digital marketing agency, Getfused, has announced its relocation to 285 Summer Street. Getfused provides digital marketing strategies, website design, content management systems, custom application development, mobile application development, and search engine optimization services to clients around the world, including Boston Private Bank and Trust Company, Harpoon Brewery, Legal Sea Foods, Big Sister of … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation District Press Release – $50K Grant Awarded

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Mayor Menino Announces $50,000 Our Town Grant Awarded to Design Partnership to Aid Development of Boston’s Innovation District The National Endowment for the Arts Invests in Boston to Support Community Development through Design Today, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded $50,000 to a Boston-based public-private partnership between the City of Boston, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the Design Industry Group of Massachusetts and … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – Seaport District Attracts Federal Funding

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Hub aims to build on reputation for research funding By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Boston officials are seizing on the city’s status as a magnet for federal research funding in a new campaign to brand the emerging Seaport business district as an innovation center and persuade out-of-state and foreign life sciences companies to set up shop there. At the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Washington, D.C., today, Mayor Thomas M. … [Read more...]

Brightcove Expands Corporate Headquarters to 82,000 Square Foot Space at Boston’s Atlantic Wharf

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FHO Partners Brokers 10-Year Lease on Behalf of Leading Cloud Content Services Company with Boston Properties July 5, 2011 BOSTON — FHO Partners, a leader in the commercial real estate services field with extensive experience in the greater Boston office market, today announced a 10-year, 82,000-square-foot lease on behalf of Brightcove Inc., the cloud content services leader with products used to publish and distribute digital media across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected … [Read more...]

Innovation District News – Fort Point Channel Ribbon Cutting

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Join us for the Pirates & Patriots Tour Launch! Proposed Exhibits for the Boston Tea Part Ships & Museum The all-new Boston museum will be located in the middle of the Fort Point Channel and will include interactive exhibits; fascinating videos, living history programs, three dimensional displays and authentic memorabilia that will transport guests back to that night in December 1773. Diagram of the three proposed ships | Illustration by James Abundis/ The Boston Globe The … [Read more...]

Boston’s Waterfront New Identity

In the land of improbable places Putting faith in the power of words, government and business leaders rename neighborhoods to attract new companies. But often serendipity is the key to branding. By Scott Kirsner, Globe Correspondent People walked around near the Institute of Contemporary Art in the Fort Point area in the fall. In an effort to brand the area and attract more businesses, Boston officials have labeled it the Innovation District. People walked around near the Institute of … [Read more...]

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