Special Interest Groups
A fundamental objective of the North Shore Technology Council is to foster growth of technology-related business north of Boston. Today, biotechnology and medical devices are among the most exciting and promising sectors.
In 2005, the NSTC initiated a task force to identify the needs that the council is uniquely positioned to address for the biotechnology and medical devices sector. What emerged from this effort is the Biosciences Group. While an integral part of the NSTC, it is developing exciting new programs with content specifically tailored to meet the special needs of this business community.
The Sustainability Forum explores and promotes ways in which technology can improve the quality of life –health, economic, business, or social. The group brings together technicians, businesses, academics, and governmental experts to collaborate on decreasing waste, pollution, energy consumption, and costs. It examines the costs and benefits arising from possible solutions such as alternative energy, recycling, energy audits, business partnerships, improving the design of both products and production.
Technology and environmental professionals and concerned citizens interested in working with the Sustainability Forum should email firstname.lastname@example.org and for further information please visit the Sustainability Forum page and the NSTC Sustainability Forum Blog.
Software & IT Special Interest Group Mission Statement
The Software & IT Special Interest Group was founded to:
- Provide a forum for thought leadership, industry analysis, trends and technologies, and other important aspects of software and technology
- Provide education and learning experiences from each other, speakers, and experts in the field
- Explore new technologies such as cloud, mobile, virtualization, remote usage, user practices, etc.
- Keep appraised of legislative efforts, privacy concerns, and other related topics
- Be a resource from which members can learn from the experiences of others as they have worked through similar challenges
- Provide a resource for workforce development and other hiring and employment considerations
- Network with one another in order to help promote a vital business climate and open exchange of expertise
Software & IT professionals interested in participating in the Special Interest Group please send an email to email@example.com for further information
The mission of the NSTC’s Women’s Initiative is to facilitate connections among industry sectors for the purpose of promoting and supporting women in technology in the North Shore region of Massachusetts
Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)
The need for a focus on STEM is clear. The North Shore region, 16 of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in STEM-related fields and most of these will require college. To help focus the NSTC’s efforts on STEM education we are developing goals to follow, including driving value for the NSTC’s corporate members by connecting and engaging with them in a meaningful way to influence student education and faculty professional development to deliver a STEM educated workforce. Visit the STEM SIG page for more information.