UMass Lowell PERC's Alkim-Akyurtlu with student Mahdi Haghzadeh looking at printable electronics

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and UMass Lowell Chancellor Marty Meehan at the PERC Announcement.

On January 13, 2015 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a $4 million dollar grant from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (“MassTech”) to UMass Lowell to support development of a printed and flexible electronics industry cluster, an emerging field that has the potential to become a $76 billion global market in the next decade.