Partners and Friends

In late 2018 The Innovation Institute became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This change to our tax status enables us to broaden our reach and deepen our impact. We are grateful to the legal team at Jones Day that provided their leadership and expertise pro bono to facilitate this change and to a generous Ti2 parent who asked them to step up on our behalf.

We recognize collaborators, friends and partners below as one way to show our appreciation for these relationships. To our many modest friends and silent partners, please accept our gratitude for all that you do to help us inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.



The Innovation Institute (Ti2) and CuSTEMized share overlapping missions. We have a long-standing relationship with its founder, Jean Fan, PhD. Dr. Fan developed and led computing courses at Ti2 for two years.

Ti2 is committed to inspiring a next generation of female scientists by sparking their interest, developing their capacity and fostering their confidence with relatable role models, mentors and learning excellence.

CuSTEMized engages, encourages, and empowers young girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by providing them with tangible products and educational experiences that foster a positive scientific identity from a young age.


The Innovation Institute seeks to respond to MAGE advocacy by meeting the learning needs of gifted and talented students through our programming and by providing young people with a community built upon shared interest in STEM. As a MAGE sponsor, Ti2 supports their advocacy for educational excellence that can meet the needs of a mosaic of learners. Demanding curricula can and should be rewarding for all students.

MAGE's mission is to support and advance the understanding of high potential/gifted children and their special needs, to promote the establishment of programs, services and opportunities for high ability/gifted students, and to encourage the exchange of information pertaining to gifted individuals among educators, parents, policy-makers and students on the national, state and local level...

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Innovation Institute is grateful to Thermo Fisher Scientific for a generous contribution emblematic of our shared values to foster a next generation of scientists. Their gift inspires young girls by equipping them with ‘tools of the trade’ that extend their pursuit of scientific investigation beyond the exciting cuSTEMized session they participated in at Ti2 with scientists who shared their expertise and stories about the career paths.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science and with that position comes a great sense of responsibility to the global community. We also contribute by operating responsibly and by giving back to the communities in which we live and work. We are honored to be able to provide STEM kits to the Innovation Institute and its magnificent students who have engaged in the important work of leading with science.

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Many Ti2 students and instructors are musicians. We advocate for music for children’s development and wellbeing. Ti2 hosts Suzuki Association of MA board meetings and supports connecting young people to music through science and engineering, too.

Suzuki:MA supports the Suzuki community of Massachusetts, providing resources, connection, enrichment opportunities and scholarships for students, families, and educators. It promotes the educational philosophy of Shinichi Suzuki.