Healey-Driscoll Administration awards over $900K in manufacturing innovation grants

WESTBOROUGH, MASS. – Today, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced two new grants from the state’s Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) to AeroShield of Hyde Park and Gencores of Somerville.

These grants will invest in new R&D infrastructure to boost the manufacturing of advanced materials in the state. The state has invested over $86 million in business expansion and R&D centers in Massachusetts through M2I2, helping to promote innovation and job growth statewide.

AeroShield will receive a $610,000 grant to support the manufacturing of cutting-edge insulating transparent inserts for windows. Gencores will receive a $319,002 grant tosupport the construction of a custom facility that will develop novel foam metamaterials for cost-and weight-sensitive industries, such as automotive and wind energy.

“We are thrilled to support businesses that drive innovation and job creation,” saidEconomic Development Secretary Yvonne Hao. “The Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2) bridges the gap between innovation and commercialization across all sectors. These grants will further support manufacturers in creating cutting-edge eco-conscious materials, propelling our state’s economy forward.” More