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Massachusetts Innovation Voucher Program

Gain a Competitive Edge with highly discounted rates for UMass Lowell Core Research Facilities.

UMass Lowell Core Research Facilities

A state voucher program funded by the Massachusetts legislature gives MA-based small and medium-sized businesses (<50 FTEs) access to UMass Lowell’s leading-edge research facilities of up to 70 percent off standard rates.

Eleven professionally-staffed core research facilities (CRF), with technologies including materials characterization, flow cytometry, DNA sequencing, NMR, robotics testing, and a clean room nanofabrication facility are available for use with the voucher program.

Apply Online for The Mass. Innovation Voucher Program


  • Companies with 10 or fewer employees receive a 75 percent subsidy.
  • Companies with 11-50 employees receive a 50 percent subsidy.
  • Awardees must establish an account with the Core Research Facility.
  • Companies must be headquartered and registered to do business in the state of Massachusetts.

UMass Lowell CRF benefits:

  • Highly competitive rates
  • Managed by full-time experienced professionals
  • Streamlined contracts
  • State-of-art facilities and equipment


Applications will be accepted until funds run out.