December Infrastructure: Cape Cod transportation study

The December Infrastructure Committee meeting was largely devoted to the Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study, following our report to the CCTC board on proposed rail service to the Cape . According to one Infrastructure Committee member who attended the Mass DOT’s third public meeting on traffic study, there are eight places where there’s trouble, which will […]

November Infrastructure: Commuter Rail to Southeastern Massachusetts

Our November Infrastructure Committee meeting was devoted to proposed Commuter Rail to Southeastern Massachusetts. The Regional Transit Authority reported that Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford have continued, unaccommodated transit needs. Service to these areas has been on the table for several years, but there has been a protracted discussion over what route the line […]

Marine technology start-ups in Southern New England

Our speaker at December’s First Friday was Tobias Stapleton, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Director of the UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – a business incubator for technology-driven companies. Along with Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,  UMass Dartmouth is part of a golden triangle of marine technology and expertise in […]

October Infrastructure: Grid modernization and crowd fiber

October’s Infrastructure Committee meeting began with a visit from Andrew Goodrich of Energy Citizens. He works for a public affairs group that wants natural gas to stay on the table as Massachusetts plans for grid modernization. They have no expectation from the Infrastructure Committee other than staying in touch so they can be part of […]

Time for a new career? Here’s the take-away from Career Innovation Day

On Friday, May 6, Cape Cod Technology Council presented Career Innovation Day at Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport. Under-employed technology geeks, people looking for a career change, and employers looking for tech talent were invited to attend. The event began with a special Career Day First Friday Breakfast Series panel, moderated by Paula […]

April Infrastructure: Cape Light Compact and Eversource

Our April Infrastructure meeting was dedicated to hearing what Cape Light Compact had to say about Eversource’s plans for grid modernization. The Cape Cod Technology Council is collaborating with Cape Light Compact so we can offer comment in the process. According to Cape Light Compact, change is being prompted because of increased distributed energy resources, […]

Bringing ocean technologies to the marketplace

When technologies are developed during research, do they ever see the light of day? Bringing ocean technologies from the lab to the marketplace (and how you might be a part of it) was the topic of April’s First Friday Breakfast Speaker Series, with David Knaack of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Knaack is the Director […]

March Infrastructure: Crowd Fiber

Members of the Infrastructure Committee attended the Falmouth municipal broadband meeting, along with many people from the community people. Falmouth is one of the only towns on the Cape planning for municipal broadband. At the meeting, they were looking for practical things to do, and ways to move the discussion forward. The town of Falmouth […]

First Friday: Mobile in 2020

Bob Egan, chief analyst and CEO of the Sepharim Group of Falmouth, has worked with over 2,000 enterprises during his 30 years of focus on mobile and wireless. A globally recognized industry thought-leader, Bob joined Cape Cod Technology Council’s First Friday Breakfast Series to discuss mobile strategies and technologies for businesses and organizations. In his […]

February infrastructure: things in the works

In February’s Infrastructure Committee meeting we revisited grid modernization, and had updates on Last Mile including an upcoming workshop in Falmouth. CCTC General Counsel has looked at Memorandum of Understanding between Cape Light Compact and the Cape Cod Technology CouncilCape Light Compact’ regarding grid modernization, with no substantive changes. Now the Massachusetts Department of Public […]