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The Newton-Needham Regional Chamber has received a $25,000 state grant from the Massachusetts Collaborative Workspace Program to help the Newton Innovation Center (NIC) find a new home.
The grant – which was awarded last week through the Baker-Polito administration through MassDevelopment — was actually one of two grants from the program to Newton-based organizations. Empow Studios was awarded nearly $90,000 to build a lab in the N-Squared Innovation District focused on providing virtual reality and augmented reality tools.
Started in 2015 as a way to capture and expand the innovation economy outside of the urban core, the NIC is