Patrick Larkin is founder and director of the John Adams Innovation Institute, the economic development division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), one of the nation's first state agencies to focus on innovation-based economic development. Mr. Larkin is one of the Commonwealth's earliest practitioners to focus on collaboration between industry, academia, and government to strengthen ecosystems for innovation and devise and deploy pathways for economic growth and opportunity.
Under Mr. Larkin's leadership, MTC's John Adams Innovation Institute has implemented pioneering economic development programs to enhance conditions for innovation and growth in most established and emerging industry sectors, across every region of the Commonwealth. These efforts include organizing for innovation, targeted financial assistance, strategic support for leadership development, industry organization, and policy and planning.
Mr. Larkin has served at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative since 1994. At MTC, Mr. Larkin's work was foundational to launch, operate, and spin-off the state's Renewable Energy Trust (now operating under the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center), the Massachusetts Life Sciences Collaborative, and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. In 2010, he co-chaired the Infrastructure Subcommittee of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council.
That same year, he was instrumental to implementing a university-industry-government partnership, without precedent in the Commonwealth, to establish the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center.