Welcome to the Knowledge Transfer Alliance:
The Knowledge Transfer Alliance is an initiative to help Maine communities and businesses overcome and prevent hardships caused by the economic recession and natural disasters. KTA is a full collaboration between the University of Maine’s School of Economics, College of Business, Public Policy and Health, College of Engineering, Cooperative Extension, The University of Maine System, community and economic development districts, Maine’s business assistance agencies, municipal and community leaders, and an array of highly qualified private sector advisory firms and individuals. The alliance aims to foster connections between the resources of these organizations and stressed businesses and communities. To be successful, businesses in Maine cannot work in a vacuum; KTA can help your business network so that it can tap the resources our great state has to offer.
Our goal is to connect Maine businesses and communities to the tools they need to recover from economic and natural disasters, develop solutions to prevent future hardships, and to create sustainable frameworks so these enterprises may thrive in the future. We hope that businesses and communities that benefits from our services will join our network and help give back to other struggling Maine enterprises. The ultimate goal of KTA is to evolve from a relief and recovery program to a community and business development partner that will help create a more sustainable Maine economy for the future.
Who We Can Help:
The types of companies or public programs that are likely to desire a relationship with KTA are manufacturing, construction, tech based organizations, waste management, retail, transportation and storage, food and lodging, and wholesalers.
The University of Maine is extending the skill sets of its highly qualified faculty, staff, and graduate students to help distressed businesses in a wide range of capacities such as PR, engineering, human resources, e-commerce, finance, etc. The University wants to help businesses reach the resources they need to not only survive but thrive during difficult times. KTA can help Maine businesses establish strategic partnerships with government leaders and highly qualified private sector advisory forms. Campus resources such as our engineering labs and Foster Student Innovation Center will be available for service and consulting on a need basis. Please be advised that KTA is not a funding agency.