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About the IoT Forum

Join UMass Lowell for this interdisciplinary forum of academic, government, and industry leaders & researchers in an exploration of the technology needs that will be critical in the advancement and application of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Accomplished researchers from prominent Massachusetts universities including UMass, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute will provide insight into the work of the research centers dedicated to these important technology areas, and the resources that these world-class universities provide for industry partners. Networking & opportunities to explore new collaborations, as well as tours of UMass Lowell's Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center Labs will be offered throughout the day.

  • DATE: Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • LOCATION: University of Massachusetts Lowell


  • Discuss enabling technologies, such as sensors, flexible electronics, materials and manufacturing processes across several market sectors including¬†
    • Communication
    • Healthcare
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Wearable Electronics

    Discuss emerging trends and challenges with experts from companies such as Amazon, Verizon, and the International Data Corporation (IDC).

  • Discover the wealth of expertise & opportunities for these technologies within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Network with leading academic researchers and industry partners
  • Tour UMass Lowell's premier research center - the Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center, which includes cutting-edge laboratory space devoted to High-rate Nanomanufacturing & Nanofabrication; Printed Electronics and Thermal & Mechanical Properties.


The cost to attend the full-day forum is $125 and includes:

  • Admission to all keynote, panel discussions & sessions
  • Networking reception
  • Tours of UMass Lowell's Saab Emerging Technologies & Innovation Center
  • Continental breakfast, networking lunch, and networking breaks included