UMass Innovation Institute



Our vision is for UMII to impact regional and national economic growth by ensuring that knowledge and technology developed at UMass are rapidly and broadly disseminated to advance the nation’s social and economic interests.  Our aim is simple: to increase the rate at which our ideas and discoveries move forward into society.  UMII is your single-office point of contact for all industry to university research connections. 

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James Capistran
Executive Director
(413) 577-1518

Michael D. Wright
Business Development Specialist
(413) 545-8641

Mike Wilson
Technology and Innovation Champion
(413) 577-6622

Sheilagh Hanley
Industrial Research Specialist
(413) 577-2240