Past Programs

International Collaborative Industry Program (ICIP)

ICIP was based on the MLSC’s philosophy that knowledge creation occurs worldwide and global collaboration between life science companies has the potential to enable breakthroughs and fuel economic development, as well as drive manufacturing and commercialization in the life sciences. ICIP provided funding to support collaborative projects in the R&D phase that are comprised of one Massachusetts company and one company from a partnership region.

Life Sciences Milestone Achievement Program

The Life Sciences Milestone Achievement Program (MAP) was a program for early-stage companies, providing funding to perform and complete essential value-creating milestones. The program’s goals closely aligned with needs expressed by the marketplace, including filling a gap in the funding environment and empowering companies to attract additional funding.

New Faculty Matching Grant Program

New Faculty start-up awards targeted investments to attract and retain nationally prominent faculty to Massachusetts’ colleges and universities. The funds supported salaries, research materials and the expansion of lab space and research equipment. In July 2008, the MLSC awarded a total of $3.75 million to six recipient institutions.

New Investigator Matching Grant Program

New Investigator grants sought to spur innovative new research and advance the careers of new investigators working on cutting-edge life sciences research at Massachusetts higher education institutions. In July 2008, the MLSC awarded its first round of eleven New Investigator Grants, which totaled $3.1 million over three years. In June 2009, the MLSC awarded an additional ten grants, totaling nearly $2 million over a two-year period.

Small Business Matching Grant Program

The primary objective of the Small Business Matching Grant Program (SBMG) was to provide grants to commercialization-ready life sciences and technology companies that had received at least the equivalent of a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense (DOD), etc.

Universal Partnerships Program

The MLSC’s international programs were founded on the belief that knowledge creation occurs worldwide, and global collaboration between life science organizations has the potential to enable scientific and commercial breakthroughs and to fuel economic development. The UP program provided grants to Massachusetts companies to support an R&D collaboration with a non-U.S. organization (such as: a company, research institution, or university).

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