For over 30 years, the PDC has worked with companies to develop early-stage technologies that improve products and processes. Companies benefit from access to UMaine’s extensive facilities and skilled staff while the University serves its mission of research, education and public service. We work with companies on a fee-for-service basis to solve manufacturing problems, optimize processes, and to improve production efficiency while lowering costs.
The PDC also has extensive resources to design and manufacture prototype equipment. Companies that we work with are billed for the use of UMaine’s time and materials through the office of the Department of Industrial Cooperation.