Gain the Competitive Edge
with Incentives from the State of Massachusetts at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Amherst Core Facilities Voucher Program
A new state voucher program funded by the Massachusetts legislature gives small and medium-sized businesses (<50 FTEs) access to the University’s leading-edge research facilities at reduced rates. Over thirty core facilities, from 3D printing to x-ray scattering, are available for use with the voucher program.
- Start-ups and companies with 10 or fewer employees receive a 75% subsidy.
- Start-ups and companies with 11-50 employees receive a 50% subsidy.
UMass Core Facilities benefits:
- Highly competitive rates
- Managed by full-time experienced professionals
- Tiered access to equipment and services
- Streamlined contracts
- State-of-art facilities and equipment
- To obtain a voucher applicants must develop a scope of work and quote with the Core Facility utilizing this form.
- This completed form will be routed to the 5-campus review committee who will determine whether the request meets the programs goals.
- If the voucher request is approved by the 5-campus review committee, a notification letter will be sent to the applicant identifying the total voucher amount, amount to be paid by customer, voucher start date, and voucher expiration date.
- Vouchers will expire 90 days from date of award. Any funds not used will be returned to the general pool for reallocation.
As a small business seeking ways to compete and develop in a global market, the MA innovation voucher program has been an invaluable assistance to our company we have gained exposure to both knowledgeable staff and excellent capabilities that we would have not have been able to afford our own. This voucher program has enabled Volo Aero MRO to implement solutions and deliver 3D printed fixtures into our production processes quickly and efficiently.”
“Utilizing this program we have opened our employees to the opportunities and applications of 3D printing, and aided our recruitment process. The voucher program will definitely assist us in our growth and profitability in the future few years.”
—Andrew Walmsley, President, Volo Aero MRO
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Application & Deadline
The voucher funding is now available.
Applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.
3D printing to support new technologies in biosensors and medical devices
This facility conducts research using live animal imaging technologies. Equipment is capable of fluorescence and luminescence imaging independent of or concurrent with CT imaging.
Provides transgenic, gene targeting, and other services to the research community
Provide analytical and high resolution scanning probed based microscopy, including Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) related techniques as well as force measurements.
Discovery-Based Research and Assay Development for Translational Applications
State-of-the-art facilities for fermentation and separation/purification of biomolecules.
Two cell culture facilities for both biological and bio-engineering approaches. Biosafety cabinets, incubators and general wet lab supplies.
Provides consultative and collaborative service in computational and molecular modeling.
Gold-standard verification of wearable and point-of-care devices.
Designed to have CMOS processing technologies serve as a key enabler towards personalized healthcare and preemptive medicine. We aim to develop smart and miniature devices with biomedical applications.
Transmission (TEM) and Scanning (SEM) Electron Microscopes as well as related sample preparation equipment.
Provides state-of-the-art characterization related to photoluminescent, semiconductor, and conducting materials, including device fabrication and methods for determining charge carrier mobility and solar cell efficiency.
Perform clinical participant intake and evaluation, bone densitiometry & body composition, exercise testing, and exercise training
Enables researchers to image structures ranging from single molecules to whole model organisms and performs microscope-based high-throughput screens.
Provides solutions for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and advances instrumentation for DNA, RNA analysis. Facility is equipped with instruments including Illumina NextSeq 500 and MiSeq.
World Class Measurement Capability for Frequencies into the Terahertz Range and Beyond
Provides world-class computational infrastructure, indispensable in the increasingly sensor and data-rich environments of modern science and engineering discovery.
Whole-body non-invasive imaging and spectroscopy technologies for academic and industry-based research.
High precision assessment of human movement, balance control and muscle activity with and without robot interaction. Used in both the assessment of human health and the calibration/validation of new sensor technologies.
Nine different Nikon microscopes available that enable a full range of light microscopy methods and applications. Expert support offered for acquisition and analysis of data.
Built home environment with kitchen and dining/living space. Allows for the evaluation of biosensor and human behavior in a natural environment.
Expertise measuring molecular weights of small molecules, biological and synthetic macromolecules, qualitative and quantitative proteomics, protein dynamics.
Develops algorithms and processes for large scale wearable sensor networks to support the development of novel hardware.
Device design, modeling and prototype testing in functional architectures taking best advantage of the specific hierarchical nanomanufacturing capabilities.
Elucidates structure, conformation, dynamics and interactions between the molecules
Isolates and concentrates bioactives, thermally treats them by ultrahigh pasteurization and agitating retort, produces emulsion systems by homogenization, and encapsulates by freeze or spray drying.
Custom, moving web-based tools for translational advanced materials & nanomanufacturing processes
Two separate chambers-including the largest single chamber in the U.S-used to conduct long duration (24 hours +) assessments of energy expenditure as well as the calibration/validation of wearable technologies.
Miniaturizing systems in preparation for human testing.
Equipped with EEG systems for recording sleep physiology (sleep staging). A central control room will allow for on-line observation and monitoring of sleep in populations from infants to the elderly.
The Small Molecule Screening Facility assists researchers in developing high-throughput (HT) screening assays, performs HT screens of chemical libraries to identify new small molecules that can be used to probe biological processes of interest.
Housing several instruments dedicated to the structural analysis of crystalline materials, the determination of highly periodic morphologies in self-assembled systems over a large length scale range.