MassDiGI receives grant for esports lab – 11/2/18
Becker College is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Collaborative Workspace Program grant from MassDevelopment. The grant will to be used by the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) New Ventures Center at Becker to create the first-ever esports lab of its kind in central Massachusetts. The lab will be located within the College’s Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which opened earlier this year on its Worcester Campus.
The $21,400 grant was one of 28 awarded by the Baker-Polito Administration through MassDevelopment to strengthen community-based innovation and entrepreneurship in the Commonwealth. The awards support the physical infrastructure that will spark the growth of new entrepreneurial ventures, while spurring innovation and job creation at the local level.
“We are grateful to MassDevelopment for this support,” said Tim Loew, executive director of MassDiGI at Becker and general manager of the College’s Varsity Esports Program. “With these funds, Becker can outfit the labs with top-tier, cutting-edge equipment, such as customized PCs and high frame-rate monitors, which will enhance the team’s competitive edge.”
- Read the full press release here.