October Infrastructure: regional plans, and the Blue Economy

In October the Infrastructure Committee discussed the 208 Wastewater Plan, a Regional Policy Plan, and the blue economy. The EPA has approved the 208 Wastewater Plan, which you can find on the Cape Cod Commission’s website. According to a meeting where the Commission summarized the report, all the solutions will be on a regional watershed […]

CC Times on Startup Weekend Blue

The CCTC, along with our SmarterCape Partners, is advancing the Blue Economy concept for Cape Cod, including sponsoring and organizing for StartupWeekend Blue, talking place November 21–23 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The Cape Times has just published a piece on this event and our broader efforts. Read the Article Sign up for StartupWeekend Blue

AquaGen Systems tech partner Aquanos has won the Cleanvest Cup at the water tech conference in Israel

AquaGen Systems president Brian Braginton-Smith, who presented his company’s waste water treatment at a recent First Friday breakfast, announced that their technology partner from Israel, Aquanos, has won the Cleanvest Cup at the water technology conference in Israel. Read More

First Friday at MBL

Since Woods Hole is the site of the prestigious 6th International Oyster Symposium (the first time held outside the Far East), the Cape Cod Technology Council invited Roger Williams University Associate Professor of Marine Biology Dale Leavitt to speak at October’s First Friday Breakfast. We met at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Swope Conference Center in […]

The science and technology of oysters

Previously only held in the Far East, the International Oyster Symposium came to Massachusetts in October, at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole and at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in West Falmouth, MA. Past conferences, covering oyster science, industry, and culture, have been held in Japan, Taiwan, China, Tasmania, and Vietnam. In preparation for […]

July’s First Friday: buried treasure

In 2010 Tom Keyes and his wife bought an 1817 colonial in Sandwich – or at least he thought they did. At our First Friday Breakfast in July, Tom told us what he discovered about his house, and how it became an archeological site and topic of learning at Sandwich’s STEM program for middle schoolers. […]

Anne Marie Fallon: Paving the way for digital natives

Things have changed. College students today have not known life without Google, Skype and cellphones. As students change, campuses change with them. In 2013 Mass Maritime Academy created a new VP position, overseeing technology and library services. Cape Cod Technology Council board member Anne Marie Fallon filled that position as Vice President & CIO, IT Services. […]

Technology and visual arts: John Sullivan at First Friday

For someone who thought of computers as glorified typewriters, John Sullivan has come a long way. “I’m probably the worst person to talk about technology,” John admitted at our August First Friday breakfast. “Technology and I are friends, but we fight.” John’s talk focused on how the field of visual arts has changed with the […]

OpenCape’s Dan Gallagher and CCTC’s Bert Jackson talk broadband and blue economy on eSTEAMers

Hands on Archaeology for the public!

Participate in a public dig with the North Atlantic Archeological Collaborative at the site of an extremely rare, intact, early 17thCentury home site in Sandwich.  There is also evidence that the site was occupied by Native Americans before the home was constructed.  This site was the topic of CCTC’s First Friday in July.  Digs are happening […]