UMass Dartmouth to relaunch innovation incubator in Fall River October 23

Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center to become Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Toby Stapleton
CIE Director Toby Stapleton will join Chancellor Grossman alongside civic and business leaders for the relaunch of the innovation incubator October 23.

UMass Dartmouth’s Advanced Technology Manufacturing Center (ATMC), a tech-business incubator that launched more than 20 companies since opening in 2001, will now take on a new mission and name.

The new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is expanding its outreach to southeastern Massachusetts entrepreneurs, including those among the faculty and students at UMass Dartmouth. While the ATMC was focused on bringing start-ups into the incubator, the CIE will continue to incubate on-site start-ups but also serve as a “virtual incubator,” providing services to start-ups located throughout the region, thus accelerating their growth.

The new CIE mission and branding will be unveiled on October 23.

WHO: UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman, State Senator Michael Rodrigues, State Rep. Paul Schmid, Fall River Mayor Sam Sutter, CIE Director Toby Stapleton, leaders of startup companies, area business leaders.

WHAT: Relaunch of the ATMC as the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

WHEN/WHERE: Friday, October 23 at 2 p.m. at 151 Martine Street, Fall River, MA.