Economic Development

Advanced Manufacturing Center

AMC awarded $2.5M to upgrade equipment, accelerate additive metal manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine has been awarded two grants totaling $2.5 million to upgrade its equipment and accelerate the adoption of additive metal manufacturing in the state.  The Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Maine MEP) received a $1 million National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Competitive […]

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Media cover event showcasing world’s largest 3D printer, 3D-printed boat

The Associated Press, Maine Public, News Center Maine, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7), WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle), HotHardware, Q-106.5, and I-95 (95.7 FM) reported on the University of Maine’s unveiling of the world’s largest 3D printer and largest 3D-printed object. More than 250 federal and state […]

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Aquaculture farm

NOAA Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative awards $1.6M to advance sustainable aquaculture in Maine 

NOAA National Sea Grant Program awarded $16 million for 42 projects nationwide that comprise the 2019 Sea Grant National Aquaculture Initiative.  Maine Sea Grant, researchers at the University of Maine, other institutions, and partner organizations received $1.6 million to lead four of the projects in collaboration with aquaculture industry, management and community partners.  Maine Sea […]

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Mainebiz reports on UpStart program 

Mainebiz featured the Upstart Center for Entrepreneurship in Orono, a University of Maine-run incubator program with a diverse mix of companies. “This incubator focuses on companies that typically have some kind of innovation,” says Renee Kelly, assistant vice president for innovation and economic development for the University of Maine and a business advisor at UpStart. […]

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Company founded at UMaine to attend international tech startup conference, media report 

The Portland Press Herald and Mainebiz reported KinoTek, a startup founded at the University of Maine, will be one of eight Maine companies attending an international tech startup conference, TechCrunch Disrupt, in San Francisco in October. KinoTek, founded by recent UMaine kinesiology and psychology graduate Justin Hafner, uses virtual reality and motion capture technology to improve […]

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Mainebiz reports on Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals 

Mainebiz reported on the University of Maine’s Center for Additive Manufacturing of Metals (CAMM), which focuses on 3D printing of metal objects and is based in the Advanced Manufacturing Center. “This is going to be the inaugural year of using this technology, and I’m excited to see how that pans out,” said UMaine undergraduate Alex […]

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Megan Driscoll presents at the Darling Marine Center

Students share marine science research at SEA Fellows Symposium

Megan Driscoll wants to replace plastic made of petroleum with plastic made of algae.  So this summer, the University of Maine intern made algae-based bioplastic and documented how it broke down over time in the Damariscotta River Estuary.   Driscoll, a junior marine sciences major from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, presented her project Aug. 6 at the fourth […]

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