Worcester Polytechnic Institute Launches WPI Seaport in Boston

Government officials, technology innovators and business leaders will join the university in celebrating the official grand opening of WPI’s new Boston location.
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January 24, 2018


Speakers and honored guests:

Laurie Leshin, President, WPI

Karyn Polito, Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts

Martin J. Walsh, Mayor, Boston

Joseph Petty, Mayor, Worcester


Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for WPI Seaport, its new innovation and collaboration space in Boston’s Seaport District, as the university expands its economic development efforts across the Commonwealth.

The prominent new location, at 303 Congress Street, places the university amid some of the nation’s leading innovators and technology companies with whom WPI will look to create innovative strategic partnerships around curricular and research opportunities.

The 6,400-square-foot space features tech suites, a state-of-the-art classroom, and flexible designs to accommodate large and small group meetings, all in a distinct layout that fosters collaboration, team working, and team building.

Students and faculty will be on hand to showcase cutting-edge work in the areas of medical robotics, biomedical research, financial technology, user interface and user design systems, and data visualization tools.


303 Congress Street, Boston

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • 11:00 am Registration and tours
  • 11:30 am Speaking platform followed by ribbon cutting
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm Media availability, opportunities to see WPI research demonstrations and to meet WPI faculty and students.

NOTE:  Reporters interested in attending the event should contact Colleen Wamback at or 508-688-4858.