Small Business Innovation Summit
Ben Linville-Engler is the Deputy Director and Chief Investment Strategist and Program Executive at Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. In this capacity, he works across the agency’s divisions, funds, and programs to align investments with ecosystems needs, emerging technology trends, and sector priorities to create impact in the Commonwealth’s technology and innovation economy. Ben provides organizational oversight for the agency’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), MassCyberCenter, and the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI). Ben currently serves as the Acting Director for the Northeast Microelectronics Coalition (NEMC) Hub which was recently selected for a Dept. of Defense Microelectronics Commons Hub with funding coming from the CHIPS+Science Act.
Previously, he served as the Industry and Certificate Co-Director for MIT System Design and Management (SDM), where he first joined as a Fellow in 2016. He was awarded MIT's 2021 Collier Medal for COVID-19 response efforts with the MA Manufacturing Emergency Response Team. Prior to MIT, Ben worked for over a decade at Applied Medical, serving in Vice President roles for technology and product development, as well as engineering.
He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado – Boulder with and emphasis in Biomedical Engineering and a Minor in Biochemistry, and received a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Management from MIT through SDM.