Economic Development

Top Gun, Scratchpad Accelerator cited in Mainebiz article on Bangor startup

Two innovation accelerator programs with University of Maine ties helped Bangor startup L&K Manufacturing get off the ground, Mainebiz reported. L&K Manufacturing, doing business as Cobbler Technologies, is developing multimaterial, 3-D printers for the footwear industry. The company was started by Andrew Katon and Vincent Lewis who met as students at UMaine, according to the […]

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Portland to host international lobster conference in June, AP reports

The Associated Press reported the city of Portland will host the 11th International Conference & Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management June 4–9. The conference will focus on environmental changes affecting the lobster industry. The globalization of the lobster industry also will be a key subject, according to the report. University of Maine marine scientist […]

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Wahle welcomes world to spring lobster conference in Portland

University of Maine marine scientist Rick Wahle is co-chairing a June conference in Portland, Maine focused on the impact of the changing ocean environment and the global economy on the biology and business of lobsters. About 200 biologists, oceanographers, industry members and fishery managers from more than a dozen countries are expected to attend the […]

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Engineering-News Record names Dagher a Top 25 newsmaker

Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, has been named one of 2016’s Top 25 Newsmakers by Engineering-News Record (ENR). The award will be formally presented in April in New York City. At that time, ENR also will announce which one of the Top 25 Newsmakers will receive […]

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Top Gun names startups to ‘Maine 2017 Class,’ Mainebiz reports

Mainebiz reported on the members of the Top Gun Maine 2017 Class announced by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED), University of Maine, Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council and MaineStream Finance. This year marks the first time sessions will convene in Portland, Bangor, Rockland and the Lewiston-Auburn regions, according to the article. Since the program […]

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Media cover Sen. King’s visit to UMaine to mark new Oak Ridge Lab partnership

WABI (Channel 5), WLBZ (Channel 2) and Mainebiz reported on U.S. Sen. Angus King’s recent visit to the University of Maine to help announce a partnership between the university and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Tennessee-based lab has committed to help researchers at UMaine tackle the future of bio-based materials, including nanocellular technology, biofuels and […]

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UMaine mentioned in Press Herald article on potato chips

The University of Maine was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article, “Potato chips you can feel better about eating,” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. According to the article, potato chips are one of the least sustainable snack foods, requiring up to 90 gallons of water to move a spud from bud […]

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Brzozowski cited in Press Herald column on locally raised meat

Richard Brzozowski, University of Maine Cooperative Extension food system program administrator, was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article, “Locally raised Maine meat is not in short supply,” as part of the “Green Plate Special” column. Analysts with the Reinvestment Fund presented findings of a recent study geared toward optimizing the state’s red meat supply […]

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Composite bridge in Belfast, Maine

Bridge-In-A-Backpack spinoff company signs agreement with international firm

Editor’s note: Video of Jan. 19 announcement. Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT), a University of Maine spinoff company, has signed an exclusive distribution and marketing agreement for North America with Terre Armee Group/Reinforced Earth Company (TA/RECo). This formative agreement will help grow adoption of UMaine’s patented composite arch bridge technology in North America, with the intent […]

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New UMaine, Oak Ridge Lab partnership to help state’s forest economy, media report

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), Mainebiz, Woodworking Network and The Free Press reported on newly announced federal funding that will help members of the Maine Forest Economy Growth Initiative begin implementing strategies to strengthen and diversify Maine’s valued forest economy. At a press conference in Passadumkeag, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary […]

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