UMaine’s Industrial Cooperation arranges all fee-for-service work and industry-sponsored collaborative research, matching companies with the appropriate UMaine expertise and facilities. We help UMaine achieve its goals of research and public service, while avoiding conflicts of interest with the private sector and ensuring that the university is compensated for private use of its state-supported resources. We provide professional and responsive support in the form of contract review, drafting, negotiations, contract execution, and project management. The office strives to streamline research agreement negotiations and management. We also handle any related non-funded agreements needed for each project – confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, etc.