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Newton Economic Development Director Kathryn Ellis has been named director of the Innovation Institute (UMII) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and will head offices in Amherst and a new office at the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst
in Newton.
Ellis worked for the city for two years and will leave her position there in early July.
UMII serves as UMass Amherst’s portal for industry and is designed to increase opportunities for research support and to efficiently and effectively move
research outcomes from campus laboratories into society. Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Mike Malone said the Mount Ida Campus will