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Maine Innovation Exchange

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Postponed until June. Email for details. 

About Maine Innovation Exchange

As Maine’s sole Land Grant, Flagship, and R1 Institution, we are here to serve the State of Maine and beyond. The Maine Innovation Exchange will highlight how businesses can tap into UMaine’s wealth of research, innovation, infrastructure, and talent.

Who should attend?

The Maine Innovation Exchange is designed for the business community. It will showcase partnership success stories, broadly applicable educational workshops, and a TED Talk session to showcase the breadth and depth of UMaine research and innovation.

Come from any industry, sector, or position; we will have an innovation resource for you!

Agenda at a glance

  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM  Option Tours
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Lunch & Registration
  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM  Opening Remarks featuring Joan Ferrini-Mundy, President of the University of Maine  and University of Maine at Machias
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM  Keynote
  • 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM  Partnership Showcase & Panel featuring:
    • Mark Ferguson, President of Brant & Cochran
    • Bruce Hall, Director of Agroecology at Wyman’s
    • Matt Nixon, Owner of Muddy River Farm Aquaponics
  • 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM  Breakout Workshops 
    • Leadership Innovation
    • Maine Manufacturing: A Journey to Industry 4.0 (I4.0) and Beyond
    • Maine’s Aging Workforce and Consumer: It’s More of a Blessing With These Key Strategies
    • Accessing UMaine Innovation and Technology
    • AI in HR: Potential and Pitfalls
    • Assessing Customer Difference
  • 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM  TED Talks featuring:
    • Paul Mayewski, Director and Professor at UMaine’s Climate Change Institute 
    • Gregory Cox, Director of UMaine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • 3:45 PM – 4:00 PM  Closing remarks 

How to register

Advance registration is required and available online. Contact Taylor Boucher at with questions or to request an accommodation. 

About Maine Impact Week

 Maine Impact Week celebrates UMaine’s community and contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President of Research and the Dean of the Graduate School.


April 11
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Buchanan Alumni House
Buchanan Alumni House
Orono, ME 04469-5792 United States
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(207) 581-1176
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