In the Boston Herald this morning – writer Donna Goodison puts the spotlight on Lowell’s future in the new industrial revolution. The state-of-the-art UMass Lowell Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center – opening in the fall of 2012 – is the focus for the future.
Just as its famous mills are a symbol of the Industrial Revolution, Lowell officials hope the state-of-the-art UMass Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center — set to open in fall 2012 — will put the struggling city back on the map and at the forefront of the coming revolution in high-tech manufacturing.
“We’re looking forward to this center being able to expand the breadth of the university’s ability to do research that spins off new companies, as well as the depth and sophistication of their ability to do that in certain fields,” said Adam Baacke, Lowell’s assistant city manager for planning and development. “We definitely think that it bodes well for the city.”
The center is a building that will “serve big ideas,” according to University of Massachusetts at Lowell’s Chancellor Marty Meehan.
“We believe the next industrial revolution will be fueled by the work that goes on at the Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center,” he said.
Read the full article here at the BostonHerald.com.