Economic Development

Free webinar to cover advances, applications of artificial intelligence

The University of Maine invites businesspeople, policymakers, attorneys, health care providers, and members of the public to learn about artificial intelligence (AI) from a panel of experts 1–3 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. AI is the development of computer systems that perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making and […]

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MaineBiz reports that MacKay has joined Composites Center 

MaineBiz reported on Susan MacKay, co-founder and former CEO of Cerahelix Inc., becoming senior research and development program manager at the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. MacKay is managing the large-scale biobased additive manufacturing program, researching, developing and commercializing products that involve 3-D printing technology, according to the report. She also will […]

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Research, community support continue despite pandemic 

Researchers propel the University of Maine’s state and international impact, even in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. While the outbreak of COVID-19 forced students and faculty to stay at home, their work persists. They continue to help improve the fields of health care, manufacturing, climate science, psychology and more from their off-campus locations.  The […]

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Maine forest

Daigneault looks for prosperity through the trees

Adam Daigneault and colleagues will be working with people in forest-dependent communities to build paths toward prosperity. The University of Maine E.L. Giddings Assistant Professor of Forest, Conservation, and Recreation Policy will utilize a $105,030 grant from the U.S Forest Service to strengthen northern border towns’ resilience and to enhance their economic development. Many northern […]

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Ellsworth American interviews nursing student about Bangor-based nonprofit

The Ellsworth American spoke with Lindsay Bland, a nursing student at the University of Maine, about Bridge Academy, a Bangor-based nonprofit that bridges the college gap and helps students find their way to high-paying jobs with little or no debt. The program began a decade ago as a pilot program at Hermon High School with […]

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WABI reports on tourism, economic development project Undiscovered Maine

WABI (Channel 5) detailed Undiscovered Maine, a University of Maine tourism and economic development research project in which students learn web and social media strategies while offering assistance to small businesses in Aroostook County, the Down East region, and the western lakes and mountains. “It involves a lot of research. It involves marketing. It involves […]

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Innovate for Maine Fellows opens applications for students, companies

The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation seeks Maine students and Maine companies to participate in the 2020 Innovate for Maine Fellows internship program. Innovate for Maine Fellows connects the best and brightest Maine college students with the state’s most exciting companies as a way to grow and create jobs in Maine through […]

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UMPI, Graduate School of Business team to expand opportunities

The University of Maine at Presque Isle has helped develop another opportunity for the business community in northern Maine. Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce members and their employees, as well as members of Momentum Aroostook, will receive a 12% tuition discount on MaineMBA courses at the University of Maine Graduate School of Business. The discount […]

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Mainebiz reports on startups selected for 2020 Top Gun program

Mainebiz reported the Maine Center for Entrepreneurs announced 44 businesses have been selected for the Top Gun 2020 Class. The announcement was made along with the center’s partners the University of Maine, Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Focus Maine, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas […]

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