Economic Development

Media note UMaine role in Northern Forest Center coalition

The Bangor Daily News and Vermont Business Magazine noted that the University of Maine is part of a coalition led by the Northern Forest Center that has been awarded $1 million from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Regional Innovation Engines program. “This new investment allows taking our key research innovations in precision forestry and ecosystem […]

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UMaine joins NSF-backed coalition for forestry research, product development in Northern New England 

The University of Maine has partnered with research institutions and community organizations across Northern New England to devise new forest products and management strategies using $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  The Coalition of Northern Forest Innovation and Research (CONFIR), led by the Northern Forest Center in Concord, New Hampshire, is among the […]

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WABI features Local Foods Cooking Challenge

WABI-TV (Channel 5 in Bangor) featured the the Innovative Local Foods Cooking Challenge hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the UMaine School of Food and Agriculture. The 11 Maine high school students who competed were introduced to their market basket, brainstormed ideas and then had an hour and a half to complete their […]

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UMaine names 2023 Presidential Award recipients

The 2023 Presidential Awards recognize outstanding teaching in molecular and biomedical sciences, pioneering research in wireless sensor technology, public engagement and research focused on K–12 rural education, and innovation that has advanced Maine’s potato breeding program. Sally Molloy, associate professor of genomics, received the Presidential Outstanding Teaching Award; Ali Abedi, professor of electrical and computer […]

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UMaine floating offshore wind research featured in PBS NOVA

A recent episode of PBS NOVA featured floating offshore wind research being conducted at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. “Within 50 miles of the U.S. coast — both east and west coast — there’s enough offshore wind capacity, theoretically, to power the country four times over,” said Habib Dagher, founding executive […]

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UMaine floating offshore wind research featured in upcoming episode of PBS NOVA

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s Habib Dagher will be featured on PBS NOVA’s latest episode, “Chasing Carbon Zero: Here’s how the U.S. could reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050,” highlighting UMaine’s global leadership in floating offshore wind. The episode airs at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. The PBS NOVA episode […]

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NSF awards Howell $550K for microfluidics research and development with Sappi

University of Maine research in partnership with Sappi North America has received a $550,000 award from the National Science Foundation to explore how existing mass produced technologies can be used to study and scale up microfluidic technology. Microfluidics studies the behavior of certain fluids through microscopic channels. The movement can be used to learn more […]

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Mainebiz, BDN highlight new Solutions for Maine R&D and Innovation Hub

Mainebiz and the Bangor Daily News highlighted the new Solutions for Maine R&D and Innovation Hub, based out of the University of Maine Foster Center for Innovation and run by UMaine’s Office of Strategic Partnerships, Innovation, Resources and Engagement (SPIRE). Funded with $2.5 million from the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan, the new hub features […]

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New UMaine initiative will leverage talent and innovation to help state’s startups and small businesses respond to lingering pandemic challenges

With $2.5 million in Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan funding, the University of Maine has expanded programming and services to help stabilize and support small businesses and startups dealing with ongoing pandemic challenges that are hindering their growth. The Solutions for Maine R&D and Innovation Hub, based out of UMaine’s Foster Center for Innovation and […]

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UMaine showcases research and creativity during Maine Impact Week

Maine Impact Week, which celebrates the University of Maine faculty, students, community and their contributions to the social and economic advancement of the state and beyond, will be held from April 10–16. Over 20 in person and virtual events will occur throughout the week, all of which highlight the impact of research and creative work […]

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