By leveraging MEIF funds, UMaine and USM have attracted a combined $58 million in federal and private-sector grants and contracts related to the seven strategic research areas. Read more in Introduction.
UMaine HighlightsTarget Technology Incubator
The University of Maine is a partner in the operation of two of the State’s Advanced Technology Development Centers or “business incubators.” The Target Technology Incubator in Orono provides both physical space and business counseling services to technology companies. The center is beginning its eighth year.
The University of Southern Maine invested $2.8 million in state MEIF funding to leverage $7.2 million in R&D awards from federal and private sector sources, a strong showing in a difficult economy and the highest R&D activity level to date for the campus. Read more in USM Highlights.
UMaine NarrativesAdvanced Technologies for Forestry and Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded more than $712,000 to UMaine chemical and biological engineering professors Peter van Walsum and Clay Wheeler for a three-year project to create a high-quality transportation fuel from renewable biomass resources.
USM NarrativesInformation Technology
USM graduate student Brent Atkinson is part of an international team of faculty, programmers, and health officials who have been funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to determine if mobile phones can improve health services in developing countries.
Financial Information (Appendices)
Each year, the University of Maine System is required to report to the Legislature the use of MEIF monies. Included in this section, you will find tables showing the history of state research appropriation for operations, the FY09 summary of state funding for research capital projects for UMaine and USM, and additional financial documents. Read more in Financial Information (Appendices).