Milestone Achievement Program

Program Overview

The Milestone Achievement Program (MAP) was designed to address the needs of early-stage life sciences companies by providing grant funding to execute critical, value-creating technical milestones. This program aims to fill a gap within the existing funding environment to enable early-stage companies to attract additional follow on funding.

Impact on the Ecosystem

The MLSC recognizes that many innovative companies are a milestone away from reaching an inflection point to further the success of the technology and advance the company overall. 

In 2019, the agency awarded  more than $1.9 million in funding to 10 life sciences companies, located across six Massachusetts communities. 

Early-stage programming like MAP bridges the funding gaps associated with long life sciences R&D cycles. The Commonwealth’s support for early-stage activity helps ensure a diversity of entrepreneurs within the life sciences industry, while enabling new partnerships and collaborations, acquisitions, and continued talent recruitment.

Learn more about our 2019 Milestone Achievement Program awardees.

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