Government and business leaders who support the vibrant "Massachusetts Innovation Ecosystem” will share their insights and opportunities for entrepreneurs headquartered in Mass. The forum will also spotlight Mass. programs for innovation center member companies that are transforming concepts into manufactured products. Event highlights:  

  • Remarks by: 
    • Jim Heppelmann, PTC President and CEO
    • Damon Cox, Assistant Secretary of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development 
  • A panel of academic, business, and state organizations, including:
    • AstraZeneca Open Innovation
    • Berkshire Innovation Center
    • Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC)
    • Commonwealth Corporation
    • Greentown Labs (green energy focus)
    • Greentown Learn 
    • MassChallenge Boston
    • MassDevelopment
    • Mass. Medical Device Development Center (M2D2)
    • MassMEP
    • MassRobotics
    • MassTech
    • MassVentures
    • New England Business Association
    • UMass Lowell Research Institute
    • University of Massachusetts, Office of Economic Development
  • The launch of a new PTC program to provide qualified Mass. innovation center members with free access to “smart, connected” technology (the Internet of Things platform and product lifecycle management software)

  • Demonstrations of PTC’s software solutions for industrial digital transformation – including 
    augmented reality (AR), IoT, and PLM

  • The opportunity to network with:
    • Organizations that provide grants and support for entrepreneurs (e.g., MassMEP)
    • Established companies that collaborate with start-ups  
    • Innovation center executives 
    • Entrepreneurs

Who Should Attend?

Incubator Start-ups

  • See how PTC's solutions can advance product development -- including AR, IoT, CAD, and PLM

  • Learn about special PTC programs for Mass. innovation center member companies

  • Find out more about the Commonwealth's innovation and manufacturing support (grants, programs, and organizations)


Date and Time

Date:  Wed., April 24, 2019

Time:  9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

(Lunch will be served)


PTC Corporate Experience

Center (CXC)

121 Seaport Blvd.

Boston, MA 02210


  • Meet Mass. innovation company leaders and entrepreneurs

  • Educate attendees about supporting programs 

  • Meet executives from established businesses supporting the Mass. innovation economy

  • Find out more about special programs for growing manufacturers in Mass. 


  • Connect with a wide range of organizations and executives shaping the Mass. economy

  • Hear about support programs helping Mass. innovation center companies

  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with entrepreneurs and organizations focused on innovation and advanced manufacturing


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9:30-10:00:  Registration

10:00-noon:  An overview of PTC’s AR, IoT, and PLM platform -- 
free to qualified innovation center company members (start-ups)

Noon-12:15p.m.:  Break (networking and lunch prep)

12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.:

  • Lunch
  • Remarks from state and business leaders (including PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann)
  • A panel of innovation center directors, state officials, and other organizations that support Mass. startups

2:00-2:30:  Network and “test drive” PTC’s interactive IoT & AR demos