On June 17, 2015 UMass Lowell hosted the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Regional Centennial Celebration at the Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center. More than 100 members from industries around the state joined UMass Lowell President, Marty Meehan and the UMass Lowell Community at the event.
AIM CEO, Rick Lord presented the 2015 Massachusetts New Century Award to the Raytheon-UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI) representative of an institution that has fundamentally influenced the course of economic development in the region.
RURI established in 2014, provides a blueprint for mutually beneficial research collaboration between Massachusetts companies and the Commonwealth's colleges and universities. RURI is a joint research facility focused on the advancement of innovative technologies, including flexible and printed electronics. The institute will serve as a launchpad for collaboration and learning among UMass Lowell faculty and students and Raytheon employees.