Economic Development

$57.5M to support UMaine Research included in draft Senate Appropriations bills 

The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills were officially released from the Senate Appropriations Committee on Monday, October 18. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $57,537,000 in funding to support research and initiatives at the University of Maine and the University of Maine System.   Included in the bill is […]

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Virtual 2021 Life Sciences Summit features UMaine experts, partners

UMaine experts and partners are among the participants leading the virtual 2021 Life Sciences Summit from 9–11:30 a.m. Oct. 19–20, sponsored by the Bioscience Association of Maine and Maine Center for Entrepreneurs.  Among them include Renee Kelly, UMaine assistant vice president for innovation and economic development, and Kristy Townsend, graduate faculty member in the Graduate […]

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Crawley talks with Mainebiz about plans for new economic development center

Mainebiz spoke with Andrew Crawley, a University of Maine assistant professor of regional economic development, about plans to establish the University Center for Economic Development in partnership with the University of Southern Maine and UMaine’s Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center. The new center will work to cultivate innovation and develop a skilled regional workforce to […]

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USM, UMaine receive $500K for economic development partnership

The Economic Development Administration has awarded the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine $509,000 over five years to fund the University Center for Economic Development, a collaboration of experts from the University of Maine System that will provide technical assistance and research for the implementation of the state’s 10-year economic development strategy.  […]

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Media report on state’s application for floating offshore wind lease

The Associated Press, Maine Public, the Mount Desert Islander, Splash 247.com, Recharge, Windtech International and The Hill reported that Maine Gov. Janet Mills has applied for a lease to build a floating offshore wind demonstration site in federal water approximately 30 miles off the coast of Maine. About 12 floating hulls, which were developed at […]

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Wilson touts virtual Big Gig event in WVII report

Emma Wilson, an entrepreneurship events and marketing coordinator at the University of Maine, talked with WVII (Channel 7) about Maine’s Big Gig, a competition aimed at jump-starting small businesses. Contestants pitch their ideas to an expert panel to win money and advance their businesses. Mainebiz also previewed the event.

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Mitchell Center hosts team science and lessons from kindergarten talk

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host a talk about how collaborative teams can draw from lessons learned in kindergarten to tackle complex problems 3–4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13.  Humanity is grappling with many “wicked” problems — such as climate change, ocean plastic pollution and […]

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Media advance Mitchell Center talk featuring Veazy

The Bangor Daily News, The Ellsworth American, Centralmaine.com, The Irregular and the Sun Journal advanced an upcoming talk from the University of Maine Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions about how collaborative teams can draw lessons learned from kindergarten to tackle complex problems featuring Pips Veazy, director of the UMaine Portland Gateway. The talk will be held […]

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