Economic Development

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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WABI, Mainebiz report on UMaine research efforts

WABI (Channel 5) cited the 2020 draft of the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Annual Report in highlighting a $92 million investment in the University of Maine. According to University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, continued investment is critical to sustaining research in Maine. “Our world-class scholars and researchers, and the students working with them, are […]

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BDN previews UMaine participation in SXSW conference, FOR/Maine summit

The Bangor Daily News previewed a University of Maine video highlighting the innovative possibilities of wood and the partnership between the university, the state’s forest products industry and Finland. The two-minute video will be shown at the 2021 South by Southwest (SXSW) virtual conference. The BDN report also advanced the FOR/Maine summit on the future of […]

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A woman works in UMaine's Advanced Manufacturing Center

$92.4 million in MEIF investments drive UMaine research to record heights

Research investments and expenditures at the University of Maine have increased dramatically over the year amidst a strategic pursuit of research activity being promoted by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and others at UMaine and the University of Maine System. More than $92.4 million in investments in Maine and its universities are being reported in the […]

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Press Herald op-ed cites Ferrini-Mundy recommendations for building state’s STEM workforce

A Portland Press Herald op-ed outlining strategies for building a skilled and resilient STEM workforce in Maine cited University of Maine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy in calling for increased investment in research and development and establishment of new public-private partnerships. Authors Ben Gilman and Rachel Kerestes noted that increased private investment in higher education, such as […]

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Media advance March 15 talk about community solar

The Bangor Daily News, Centralmaine.com, the Penobscot Bay Pilot and The Franklin Journal promoted a talk by Sharon Klein, University of Maine associate professor of economics, scheduled for 3–4 p.m. March 15 on Zoom. In her presentation, “Is Community Solar Good for Communities?” Klein will share the findings from five years of community solar-related research. More information about the […]

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O’Neill cited in News Center coverage of Madison mill repurposing

News Center Maine cited Shane O’Neill, forest industry business development manager at the University of Maine, in a story about the repurposing and reopening of a shuttered mill in Madison. “There’s been a lot of effort put forward in increasing the diversification of Maine’s forest economy,” O’Neill said. “So, we can maximize the value from […]

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Diamond talks with WVII about alums’ contributions to Maine economy

WVII (Channel 7) talked with John Diamond, president and CEO of the University of Maine Alumni Association, about the findings from a recent study of the impact of UMaine alumni on the state’s economy. “The amount of money that the state is putting into Orono education is being paid for and then some annually by […]

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