Economic Development

Castine Patriot cites UMaine offshore wind efforts

The Castine Patriot cited a pilot project for a single floating offshore turbine south of Monhegan Island led by the University of Maine’s research program and New England Aqua Ventus. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and may be the first floating offshore wind turbine in the United State. It is […]

Read more

‘The Maine Question’ asks how teaching innovation fuels Maine’s economy

Innovation fuels entrepreneurship in Maine. In recent years, several small business startups with novel ideas for products have created and sold them at a global scale.  For more than a decade, the University of Maine Foster Center for Innovation has collaborated with students, faculty, staff, startups and established organizations, and offered courses and other resources […]

Read more

An illustration of a electric vehicle covered in leaves

Jonathan Rubin on what’s next for Maine’s greener transportation future

States have an important role to play in the transition to a greener transportation future. Every state is at a different place in its clean energy journey, though. A new report helps states figure out what’s next for each one — Maine included.    The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) recently released a report, “Methods […]

Read more

A photo of Oak Hall in spring

UMaine names 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian

Political science major Dominique DiSpirito of Woonsocket, Rhode Island is the 2022 University of Maine valedictorian and Maxwell Burtis of Brunswick, Maine, a mechanical engineering major, is this year’s salutatorian. Both are students in the UMaine Honors College. “Dominique and Maxwell are truly outstanding members of our community and their UMaine student experiences are what […]

Read more

A photo of presenters and attendees standing in a large room with posters

UMaine celebrates research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week celebrating University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond is April 10–15. The public is invited to attend the more than 20 virtual and in-person events highlighting the impact of research and creative work produced by Maine’s research university. A […]

Read more

A photo of protest signs urging action to combat climate change

New research shows what it takes to make society change for the better

Many people try to make society change for the better. The real challenge is how to get good solutions to scale up for major change. New research suggests that social change may depend on the relationship between beneficial behaviors and policies. The research, conducted by the University of Maine, University of Maine at Augusta, University […]

Read more

Six honorees to receive Foster Center Innovation Awards

The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Innovation has announced the winners of its inaugural Innovation Awards, who will be honored in a ceremony at the center April 14 as part of Maine Impact Week.   The Innovation Awards were developed to recognize and celebrate the students, faculty, staff and alumni who are working to commercialize […]

Read more

UMaine Arts Initiative seed grant awardees announced

The UMaine Arts Initiative (UMAI) is pleased to announce winners of a new competitive seed grant program, created to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations that seek to build a diverse, inclusive, sustainable and equitable community of art researchers, practitioners, supporters and promoters.  The University of Maine Arts Initiative, launched in 2021 by the Office of […]

Read more