Innovation Access Network
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Welcome to the Innovation Access Network

A vibrant technology exchange rather than mere marketplace, the Innovation Access Network, IAN, empowers entrepreneurs and small businesses to share new ideas and innovative technologies with larger technology firms, universities, research labs and government agencies in a secure, strategic, and targeted manner. Similarly, IAN enables larger entities to seek out new business relationships with an expanding pool of global innovators.

Developed by the Massachusetts High Technology Council, IAN enhances a company’s access to other firms or suppliers that may exist outside of traditional procurement pipelines, and improves the innovator’s ability to connect with potential partners and customers beyond their normal reach.

IAN is global and cross-sector in scope and specializes in creating connections to the nation’s premier technology cluster assets including world-class universities, research labs, and companies. Learn More ►

“Massachusetts and New England are home to the nation's leading technology firms, defense contractors, universities, research labs and small businesses and IAN is the connective tissue for the region's innovative teclnology cluster that will help create new partnerships, business opportunities and jobs.”
- U.S. Senator John Kerry -

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01/31/2012 – Happy New Year
Happy New Year. As the Innovation Access Network heads into 2012, helping to make you successful is our goal. How? By providing improved communication among the IAN community, further enhancements to the portal, face to face networking events and continued growth of the entire community...Click here to read.
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11/16/2011 – Providence Business News article about IAN
IAN's VP of Business Development Rick Mahoney sat down with PBN recently to discuss IAN's growth... Click here to read.
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11/7/2011 - IAN Quarterly Newsletter
Hot off the press, IAN’s Fall Newsletter. Click here to read.
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9/19/2011 - IAN Portal Gets a make-over!
The Innovation Access Network announced today the launch of the enhanced portal. Partnering with Bentley Universities world renowned usability lab, IAN took the feedback ...
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9/15/2011 - Featured Connection:
One of IAN’s founding Seekers is already reaping the benefits of being an IAN Subscriber. Lisa Aucoin, Director, Soldier and Vehicle Solutions for BAE Systems has entered...
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9/9/2011 - Mark your calendars:
IAN will be hosting an event at the IEEE conference on Tuesday November 15th at 4pm. More details to follow.
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