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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 new 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.

Eight 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.

The link below will take you to the application that's hosted on the UMass Amherst website. Select UMass Lowell on the form.

Apply Online for The Mass. Innovation Voucher Program


  • Start-ups and companies with 10 or fewer employees receive a 75 percent subsidy.
  • Start-ups and 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.