Economic Development

UMaine wood tech featured in NHPR report on what’s next for timber

Several University of Maine initiatives aimed at boosting the state’s forest economy were featured in a New Hampshire Public Radio piece looking at what’s next for New Hampshire timber. The article mentioned several UMaine School of Forest Resources projects that aim to develop new products using wood and wood scraps. The products include new kinds […]

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Press Herald cites offshore wind project in editorial 

The Portland Press Herald mentioned a University of Maine-led initiative in the editorial, “Ocean wind power back on track in Maine.” Maine Aqua Ventus, a one-of-a kind floating wind energy platform, has the funding to build a full-size, one-turbine demonstration project, two miles south of Monhegan Island using technology developed at UMaine, the editorial states. […]

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Penobscot Times mentions UpStart Center in article on gift box business

The Penobscot Times mentioned the UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship in Orono, a University of Maine-run incubator program with a diverse mix of companies, in an article about an expansion of Box of Maine. The company offers customizable gift boxes filled with Maine items, from blueberry soap to whoopie pies and red hot dogs. Box of […]

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WVII covers symposium on Maine’s new forest economy 

WVII (Channel 7) reported on a symposium on Maine’s new forest economy held at the University of Maine. The event was sponsored by UMaine, the Maine Forest Products Council and Forest Opportunity Roadmap/Maine (FOR/Maine). Politicians, industry leaders, researchers and landowners met to discuss how to build on the state’s history with new technology and a […]

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Lancaster Farming publishes report on UMaine’s potato breeding program

Lancaster Farming published “Survival of the fittest tuber,” an article on the University of Maine’s potato breeding and variety development program. Since 2014, UMaine has released four potato varieties in cooperation with the Maine Potato Board, according to the article. A new potato variety released for commercial production represents a significant investment, according to Greg […]

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AMC slated for upgrades, media report

The Associated Press, WABI (Channel 5), WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle) and Mainebiz reported the Advanced Manufacturing Center at the University of Maine is upgrading its equipment as part of a drive to bring new kinds of industry to the state. The AMC is receiving $2.5 million for the upgrades, including a $1 million […]

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Media report on $1.1M grant awarded to grow Maine’s forest economy

 WAGM (Channel 8 in Presque Isle), the Portland Press Herald and Centralmaine.com reported the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded a $1.1 million Economic Development Administration grant to the University of Maine to continue to support the Forest Opportunity Roadmap (FOR/Maine) coalition as it implements its plan to stabilize, diversify and grow Maine’s forest economy by […]

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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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