University of Massachusetts Amherst

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About UMII

Through the UMass Innovation Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is reinventing its approach to applied research and engagement with industry.  Our aim is simple: to ensure that UMass Amherst discoveries and technologies move forward into society.  UMII is an important new channel at  Massachusetts’ flagship public research university for industry-sponsored basic and applied research, collaborative partnerships, and technology translation to industry.

Your Open Door to UMass Amherst

As the single point of entry for the largest public research university campus in Massachusetts, we can find what you need quickly and get you lined up with the right people.

Bridging Research to Development

UMII can facilitate academic-industry projects that go beyond fundamental research.  We’re a bridge between UMass basic research and downstream technology development work in your organization.

Meeting Your Needs

UMII was created to be responsive, agile, flexible and timely.  We work hard to eliminate red tape, conflicts and delays.  We listen, work with you, and deliver value with business processes that meet your needs.

Reducing Risk

The UMass Innovation Institute provides reliable security, confidentiality and regulatory compliance.


New AddFab Facilities
UMII is partnering with UMass Dartmouth and UMass Lowell in an effort to increase the innovative capabilities of manufacturers within the Commonwealth. We are working with the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development in order to better serve the people of the Commonwealth. On November 8th we will be hosting a workshop to teach local manufacturers how to use the facilities. If you are an interested manufacturing company click the link below to register today.

Eventbrite - UMass Amherst - Introduction to Additive Manufacturing