Does your business need help with research and development? Whether you’re a startup or an established enterprise, the University of Maine can design a custom solution that’s right for you. Our centers and researchers can assist with prototyping, testing, process development, and much more. UMaine also offers business coaching, incubation, and acceleration services and programs designed to help businesses grow. Whatever your needs or challenges, we can help.

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

Licensing & Technologies

Startup Incubation & Support

  • Business coaching with UMaine’s Innovation team based at the Foster Center for Innovation
  • 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
  • Lab and office space in the UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship and other partner incubators

Access to Talent