MAP Application Guidelines – Accessing SmartSimple Portal

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) is using SmartSimple, an application platform for programs. The following are key instructions in order to minimize any issues with the system:

To Register:

  • Upon clicking the “Register and Apply” link below, applicants will be taken to a SmartSimple registration page. All companies applying will need to register even if previously registered for the MLSC’s Internship Challenge Program. Click on the “Applicant Registration” button for the Milestone Achievement Program.\
  • For the initial organization registration, the applicant will need the full legal name of the applicant organization and the applicant organization’s Federal Tax ID number.

Once registered:

  • The applicant representative will receive an email from providing a temporary password.
  • The applicant will need to return to the registration page and enter their email address and temporary password in the login section of the page. The user will then be prompted to change their password.
  • In the event you are already registered in the SmartSimple system, proceed to the login section of the form unless you have changed organizations since you previously registered. In that instance, the user will need to register with the new organization.
  • The SmartSimple system will also permit more than one person to work on an application known as collaborators.
    • Click here to view the instructions for adding a collaborator to the application.
    • Please Note: Only one user can work on an application at a time. Please save and exit when not actively modifying the application to prevent any issues.
  • While completing the application, it can be saved for future completion by clicking the save draft button on the application form.
  • The SmartSimple registration/login page may be bookmarked in your browser for quicker access to the system.

A Few Reminders:

  • Please disable any pop-up blockers you may have installed in your internet browser. The SmartSimple portal will not function properly if pop-ups are blocked.
  • .pdf format will be the only file type accepted for all upload fields.
  • Save often! Please save your work frequently while completing the application and when exiting the application in order to prevent any loss of progress.
  • If you have any questions, contact us at

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