We are here to help all UMaine innovators, whether you’re working with an industry partner, inventing a new technology, or writing unique curricula.

  1. We foster and administer collaborations between industry and institution

  2. We foster innovators within the institution to bring their ideas to world impact

  3. We protect inventions and IP on behalf of employees and help find partners to bring them to market

Moving your research or creative works out of the university and into the public can be a complex, daunting journey, but it doesn’t have to be. Our staff are here to guide you on the path to commercialization and answer all your questions about patents, trademarks, copyright, licensing, and more.