Economic Development

Phys.org, WFMZ share Stoll’s findings about alternative seafood networks

Phys.org and WFMZ (Channel 69 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) picked up a University of Maine news release highlighting the publication of a study by Joshua Stoll, an assistant professor in the School of Marine Sciences at UMaine, in the journal Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. The study found that alternative seafood networks (ASNs) can diversify food supply chains and […]

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Mitchell Center to host first annual food waste forum April 9

The Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine will host the first annual Maine Food Waste Solutions Summit 10 a.m.–noon April 9 via Zoom.  In Maine, annual food waste is estimated at 300 million pounds, or 219 pounds per person, which translates to $600 million in financial losses, even […]

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News Center Maine reports on Shaler’s testimony to Congress

News Center Maine reported that Steve Shaler, director of the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine, testified before the House Committee on Appropriations about investments in infrastructure that would support a sustainable wood products industry in Maine and reinvigorate rural economies and communities. 

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Media report on grants to Graduate & Professional Center

Maine Public, News Center Maine, Centralmaine.com, Mainebiz, the Sun Journal, The Ellsworth American and the Portland Press Herald reported that the University of Maine Graduate & Professional Center received a private donation of $1 million to support interdisciplinary and market-driven graduate and professional education, and has partnered with the University of Maine System in support of a $1 million U.S. Department […]

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News Center Maine talks with Porter, Tan about developing new potato varieties

News Center Maine reported that University of Maine researchers Greg Porter, a professor of plant, soil and environmental science, and Ek Han Tan, an assistant professor of plant genetics, are developing DNA-based tools that will speed introduction of new potato varieties. Fresh Plaza also reported on the research. Potato News Today shared the News Center […]

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Bangor Daily reports British consul general seeks to meet with Dagher

The Bangor Daily News reported that Peter Abbott, the British consul general to New England, is “keen to share expertise” about floating offshore wind with Habib Dagher, director of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine. Abbott is conducting a virtual trade mission to Maine this week, which includes meeting with […]

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WABI reports on Buoy Maine award to Marin Skincare

WABI (Channel 5) reported that Marin Skincare, a small business established by University of Maine graduates Patrick Breeding and Amber Boutiette, has received a grant of $14,000 from the Buoy Maine pitch competition. Buoy Maine, a program sponsored by Maine Sea Grant at the University of Maine, seeks to foster innovation and entrepreneurship to support […]

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Teams selected for accelerator program are innovators in animal feed, alternative packaging, additive manufacturing and math education

Four faculty-led innovation teams have been selected to participate in the fourth cohort of the University of Maine’s Maine Innovation Research and Technology Accelerator program (MIRTA). MIRTA assists UMaine researchers in advancing public and commercial application of their discoveries. The teams dedicate 20 hours a week for 16 weeks to market research, intellectual property analysis […]

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