If you’re a business owner interested in growing your business— whether you’re developing a new product/technology, expanding your production, or pursuing a new market— the University of Maine can help!

Business Support

  • Lab and office space in the UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship or other partner incubators
  • Business coaching with UMaine’s Innovation Team
  • Access to expert mentors
  • Assistance with funding opportunities
  • Entrepreneurial programs including accelerators and pitching competitions
  • Innovation consulting services for developing new products or improving processes

R&D Assistance

  • Access to expertise and labs on campus
  • Access to resource centers on campus for design, prototype development, testing, and pilot manufacturing services
  • Access to technologies available for license

Access to Talent

  • Interns with the Innovate for Maine Fellowship Program
  • Access to university graduates