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Departments & Programs

Office of Innovation and Economic Development 

The Office of Innovation and Economic Development connects businesses, research organizations, economic developers and individuals with the expertise and resources of the University of Maine.  Office of Innovation and Economic Development also supports the commercialization of UMaine research through intellectual property protection, technology transfer, entrepreneurship training, new venture formation, business incubation and economic development activities.

Department of Industrial Cooperation 

The Department of Industrial Cooperation acts as a liaison between business, industry, and the University of Maine. The office provides access to the people, skills, equipment, and facilities necessary for problem solving and research and development

Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research (CCAR)

CCAR is a commercial scale aquaculture facility located in Franklin.  The facilities comprise both seawater and freshwater systems for finfish rearing and holding, and are used to train staff and students in aquaculture techniques, demonstrate marine aquaculture, and offer business incubation services.

Foster Center for Student Innovation

The Innovation Center provides students, faculty and staff with the knowledge, tools and inspiration to become an innovator and entrepreneur.  The center offers programs and events, as well as access to one-on-one advising and coaching, credit courses in innovation, fun and inspirational seminars, and offices and meeting space for student companies and projects.

Target Technology Incubator

Located in Orono Maine, the Target Technology Incubator provides developing firms with the space, support services and resources necessary to become successful.  This center is one of seven centers in Maine designed to assist firms engaged in technology related activities.

Advanced Computing Research Lab

Promotes and facilitates High Performance Computing (HPC) for the University of Maine System, the New England region, and the North American continent.