Welcome to Innovation and Economic Development
Learn more about how the University of Maine makes a difference in your community. From students and staff to projects and partnerships, find out how UMaine makes a difference.
Use the interactive map to see how UMaine makes a difference in your community. Through students served, grants received, research completed, and staff hired, UMaine makes a big impact.
Find out how UMaine is a major economic driver in the state of Maine through total economic impact.
Find information about recent tours of UMaine labs, centers and programs that highlight the innovation and economic development initiatives happening every day, on campus and statewide. Click here to schedule a tour.
The University of Maine’s goal is to help build, grow and expand your business in Maine. From starting a business to creating a new product to developing your workforce, UMaine can help.
UMaine can help start a business, project or invention by providing access to forms and resources.
Looking for ways to grow and expand your business? UMaine can help identify and test new products and ideas.
UMaine researchers have secured more than 100 patents, one of which may be the perfect way to grow your business.
Find out how the University of Maine helps students find their passion through hands-on learning and engaging experiences in research labs, internships, scholarships or business opportunities.
UMaine’s research labs offer one of the best ways to learn in a hands-on environment with world-class faculty and staff.
UMaine offers scholarship or grant opportunities with a focus on innovation or economic development.