Economic Development

Mainebiz reports UMaine Business Challenge announces pitch contest winners

Mainebiz reported the UMaine Business Challenge at the University of Maine announced the winners of its eighth annual pitch contest presented by Business Lending Solutions, which awarded $16,000 in cash and prizes to collegiate entrepreneurs. Maxwell Burtis, a UMaine mechanical engineering student, won both the first-place prize of $5,000 and the $10,000 Innovations Prize with […]

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AP covers annual Lobstermen’s Town Meeting

The Associated Press covered this year’s Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting April 5 and 6 in Portland. The University of Maine Lobster Institute hosted this year’s event, which had a theme of “Two Nations, Two Fisheries: Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities” and attracted lobstermen, dealers, processors, scientists and others from both countries, according to the article. News […]

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UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrates University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond. The public is invited to attend multiple events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university the week of April 8–13. The featured event is the […]

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Winners of 2019 Three Minute Thesis competition announced

Eleven graduate students competed in the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on March 25 at the Innovative Media Research Center at the University of Maine. The unique competition, developed by the University of Queensland, requires presenters to explain their research using language the general public would comprehend in three minutes. The competitors were allowed […]

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Student’s company wins ‘Greenlight Maine’ challenge, Maine Startups Insider, Mainebiz report

Maine Startups Insider and Mainebiz reported KinoTek, a startup company founded at the University of Maine last year, has won the inaugural “Greenlight Maine” Collegiate Challenge. Run by UMaine kinesiology and psychology student Justin Hafner, KinoTek creates virtual reality technology that visualizes the body’s muscles and the specific movements they generate, the articles state. KinoTek surpassed […]

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Assembly interviews Dagher, Anderson for report on UMaine Composites Center

Assembly magazine interviewed Habib Dagher, executive director of the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center; and James Anderson, senior R&D program manager at the UMaine Composites Center; for an article about boatbuilding at the center. The UMaine Composites Center is continuing a long-standing tradition of boatbuilding in the state of Maine by using […]

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BDN covers Maine Science Festival presentation by UMaine staff

The Bangor Daily News reported on a University of Maine staff presentation at the Maine Science Festival in Bangor on March 16 in an article about a middle school student who aspires to have his invention patented. Rachel Knapp, a science and engineering librarian at UMaine’s Fogler Library, and Renee Kelly, UMaine assistant vice president […]

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