Atentiv Holdings, Inc., a NSIV graduate, has recently obtained a $3 million working capital term loan from MassDevelopment’s Emerging Technology Fund.
Arctic Sand Technologies announced in late February the completion of a $19.3M Series B round. Targeting major segments of the $5B DC/DC power conversion market, Arctic Sand’s ICs today enable significantly more runtime, smaller batteries and thinner profile smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks.
NSIV is featured in a special section in the 2015-2016 edition of The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, published annually by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s Innovation Institute. The special analysis, “Collaborative Workspaces in the Commonwealth,” takes a look at the different types of spaces, how many of each, the services offered and shows some examples of each type. NSIV is highlighted as one of three cases studies more fully described.
The March Mass Innovation Night – #MIN84 – will feature 11 local entrepreneurs and NSIV’s CrowdComfort is one of them! The event is Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 6 pm-8:30 pm at District Hall in Boston.
RAN Biotechnologies is delighted for SafvE, one of its partner companies, who has just won a Catalyst Grant from Massachusetts Clean Energy Center for Water and Clean Energy Innovation. SafvE is a non-profit company working on implementing new technologies for water treatment and sanitization. RAN Biotechnologies provides SafvE with anti-microbial polymers and coatings. Congratulations SafvE!
Former NSIV member Atentiv is making news with an announcement that it has a game in clinical trials designed to be used instead of medication for kids with ADHD. “We’re not using chemicals to effect the neurons, we’re rewiring the circuit… that rewiring is learning,” said Eric Cordon, CEO of Atentiv. The medical game is called Attentive Therapeutics and application to the FDA for marketing approval is expected in 2017. A computer game called ATENTIVmynd Games is another product being developed to help any child with attention issues. Watch for it to be released sometime later this year.
CrowdComtfort is among Boston area clean-tech companies that are glad to see General Electric locate its new energy division in Boston. Current has temporarily located in the WeWork co-working space near South Station. Read more about what Eric Graham and others are saying about the significance of this development in the Boston Globe article.
SolidEnergy, the developer of the “anode-free” battery delivering ultra high energy density and safety with 1200 Wh/L and 400 Wh/kg, announced that it has raised $12M in a Series B round. “Strategic investments will help us build an ecosystem around our anode-free battery by establishing partnerships with equipment suppliers, battery manufacturers and battery end users,” said Qichao Hu, SolidEnergy’s Founder and CEO. Read press coverage in Citybizlist and BusinessWire.
State energy officials announced today that awards totaling $530,000 will be given to four Massachusetts small business cleantech incubators. North Shore InnoVentures will receive $165,000 over a three-year period. Other awardees include Chesnut Innovation Center (Amesbury), Greentown Labs (Somerville), and TechSandBox (Hopkinton).
Quad Technologies Collaborates with UMass Medical School to Highlight Benefits of Novel Cell Separation Solution
Quad Technologies has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in a study to evaluate the performance of its novel cell separation technology for the enrichment and purification of CD3+ T-cells from human umbilical cord blood.