Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center 
50 Warren Street
Lowell, MA 01852

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Samantha Spiewak 
Massachusetts Economic Development Council 

Thank you to our sponsor


Thank you to our sponsor

University & Privately Sponsored Business Incubators and Collaborative Workspaces 

Please join us for a partnered event between MEDC and NEDA to discuss "University & Privately Sponsored Business Incubators and Collaborative Workspaces" as part of the NEDA Best Practice Learning Lab Series.   

During this program you will learn:

  1. What innovation centers bring to an economy.
  2. What benefits innovation centers bring to those local and regional economies.
  3. How an economic development organization that doesn’t currently have an innovation center can go about creating one.

  Program Overview

11:30 Registration

12:15 Welcome and Luncheon Speakers

Michael Bevilacqua, Assistant Vice President - Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

Steven F. Tello, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Entrepreneurship & Economic Development - UMass Lowell

1:45 Panel Discussion

Helena Fruscio, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology and Director of the Creative Economy, EOHED

Robert O'Brien, CEO - CI Works (formerly Chestnut Innovation Center)

Toby Stapleton, Director - Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UMass Dartmouth

3:00 Tour (Optional)

Take a tour of the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub