The first EastWest Exchange, held in August 2020, highlighted the industrial and innovation strengths of Western Massachusetts and attracted major Massachusetts-based technology firms, such as iRobot, IDG, Wayfair, and General Dynamics to discuss their successful sourcing of talent and suppliers in the region. The success of this event was key to the development of a series of events, called the “EastWest Exchange: Sector Series”.
On May 24, 2021, The Innovation Institute at the MassTech Collaborative, in partnership with US Congressman Richard Neal and the Western Mass Economic Development Council, hosted the first event in the ongoing knowledge sharing series called the “The EastWest Exchange: Sector Series”. A series designed to showcase the industrial and technological strengths of Massachusetts and drive more commercial activity within the Commonwealth. Aerospace & Defense is the first sector to be highlighted in the series as Massachusetts manufacturers have a strong machine tooling legacy supported by a vibrant manufacturing innovation ecosystem that can support efforts to re-shore the industrial base. Click here to view a short video highlighting Manufacturers in Western Mass.
If you were unable to attend the event, click the link below to enjoy the event video: