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Office of Innovation & Economic Development

The Office of Innovation and Economic DevelopmentĀ is advancing Maine’s economy by facilitating the creation of new ideas and products through research and development, the growth of new companies, and support for existing companies. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Helping faculty and staff find and obtain sources of research funding


  • Connecting businesses, research organizations, economic developers and individuals with the expertise and resources of the University of Maine


  • Supporting the commercialization of University of Maine research through intellectual property protection, technology transfer, entrepreneurship training, new venture formation, business incubation, and economic development activities

For more information, contact Renee Kelly, Director of Economic Development Initiatives

Department of Industrial Cooperation
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2201 | Fax: (207) 581-1479
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469