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Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHi) / Massachusetts Technology Collaborative/ Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI)

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Brief Overview 

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative is the parent company of the Innovation Institute (formerly John Adams Institute), Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI), and Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHi). Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and the Innovation Institute work closely together to identify needs in the community and areas where they can help improve economic opportunity. Once they identify areas in need of improvement, they gather state, federal and private funding to support the initiative, and divisions like MBI and MeHi are born.

Launch or Publication Date 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used 
The two key modules used were Panels and Menu Minipanels. The site was built on a Drupal 7 core distribution with a custom theme.
Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen 

Panels Module provided functionality to setup the layout differences for each site quickly and easily. Menu Minipanels Module provided the functionality for creating an elegant "on-hover" overlay main menue. The custom theme made sure we could deliver a visally appealing site that met all of Mass Tech Collaborative needs. 

 

Owner's Name 
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
Development Company 
Genuine Interactive
Genuine Interactive is a digital agency that provides digital strategy, web design and development, mobile, social media, analytics, and innovative technology services to engage audiences across all digital channels. The independent full service agency is known for successfully combining business goals and engagement strategies to create game-changing digital experiences for its clients. Genuine Interactive is based in Boston, Mass. For more information, visit www.genuineinteractive.com.
Why Drupal Was Chosen 
Drupal was chosen because the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative needed a backend system that they could easily replicate to create additional sites: Massachusetts eHealth Institute(MeHi), Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI); and Innovation Institute. With Drupal's native support for handling multiple sites, it was a no brainer.
Describe the Project (Goals, Requirements, and Outcome) 

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative approached Genuine Interactive to develop a site to help better position themselves as the parent company of MeHi, MBI, and the Innovation Institute, and show Massachusetts Technology Collaborative's connection with each of the divisions through their site. 

The end results were on point with what Massachusetts Technology Collaborative was seeking. The main site, masstech.org clearly presents itself as the parent company of the three divisions.

 

 

 

Type of Nomination 
Website
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