Economic Development

BDN cites Kelly, Harkins, ASCC partnership in reporting on start-up hub

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jason Harkins, associate dean of the Maine Business School at the University of Maine, and Renee Kelly, an assistant vice president for innovation and economic development at UMaine, in reporting on small local businesses and start-up companies that have benefitted from partnerships with the University of Maine. Two such […]

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Pen Bay Pilot, BDN cite UMaine donation to WCTC welding program

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and the Bangor Daily News cited a donation of equipment from the University of Maine Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) to the Waldo County Technical Center (WCTC) welding trades program. John Belding, director of UMaine’s AMC, donated a Computerized Numerical Control plasma table with a plasma cutter power unit which will help WCTC students prepare […]

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AP talks with Tasnim about warming in Maine’s blueberry barrens

The Associated Press spoke with Rafa Tasnim, a Ph.D. student of ecology and environmental sciences at the University of Maine about how rising temperatures are affecting Maine’s wild blueberry crop. Tasnim led a study of changes in temperature and precipitation in Down East Maine over the past 40 years which revealed a greater increase in […]

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The County notes UMaine assistance in structural round timber study

The County noted that University of Maine researchers are helping Original Mass Timber Maine, an initiative from the town of Ashland, study the environmental benefits of structural round timber, which is expected to be more environmentally sustainable than other wood building products. According to the report, “university will also be conducting a cost analysis of […]

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Mainebiz cites UMaine in report of Top Gun winners

Mainebiz cited the University of Maine as a partner in the Top Gun initiative, a program that has assisted more than 300 entrepreneurs in successfully growing their businesses through a combination of structured classroom curriculum and in-depth mentoring. The program concludes with a pitch competition for a $25,000 prize. The Cubby, a Waterville startup that […]

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OneVoice Maine highlights research innovation at UMaine

The spring 2021 edition of OneVoice Maine, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce magazine, focuses on the role innovation has played in Maine’s long-standing traditional industries – farming, fishing, and forestry – in the last century. The magazine’s opening letter cites chamber president Dana Connors and board chair Clif Greim. “Perhaps our state’s biggest incubator for […]

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