Economic Development

Big Gig Networking Event at Verve

The Foster Center for Student Innovation will host a Big Gig Networking Event from 5:30–7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Verve restaurant in downtown Orono. The event offers a chance to network and learn about projects going on in the community. Student business owners from the Foster Center will be in attendance including John […]

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Wahle in AP story on upcoming lobster season

An April 14 Associated Press story in the Portland Press Herald looked ahead to this year’s lobster season and worries of a second consecutive market glut with above-normal-temperature gulf waters leading to an early harvest. Among the experts cited in the story were Rick Wahle, a UMaine research professor at Darling Marine Center.

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Pettigrew Cited in Maritime Journal Article

The Maritime Journal, a publication for European commercial marine business, cited Neal Pettigrew, University of Maine oceanography professor, in the article “Laser beam buoys asses windfarm viability.” Pettigrew said offshore wind farm backers want data about the potential wind conditions before investing and the laser technology being used by UMaine researchers could do that.

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Creative Value

Study finds those with innovative careers have a higher probability of being employed, even in hard economic times.

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Mainebiz, BDN Cover Statoil Project with UMaine Researchers

Mainebiz and the Bangor Daily News carried reports about the progress of Statoil North America’s plans for an offshore wind energy pilot project in the Gulf of Maine. Statoil has been working with researchers at the University of Maine to test materials and hone floating turbine technology.

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AMC the Focus of Mainebiz Story

UMaine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) is the focus of an April 2 story in Mainebiz about how it works with Maine companies such as Newfield Communications, a start-up in West Newfield what saved $50,000 in the last six months with the help of AMC students and faculty. UMaine and the University of Southern Maine have […]

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WABI Covers UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Nonprofit Workshops

WABI (Channel 5) spoke to Nancy Boyington, assistant director at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast, about the center’s workshops for nonprofit businesses. The center offers a nonprofit certificate management program that requires participants to take six different one-day workshops. The workshops are offered to help nonprofit workers deal with changes in the […]

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Scontras Writes Op-Ed for Press Herald

The Portland Press Herald published an opinion piece by Charles Scontras, historian and research associate at the University of Maine’s Bureau of Labor Education. Scontras’ article, “Maine Voices: Maine lobsterman no stranger to unions,” focuses on how Maine lobster fishermen are turning to the labor movement to protect their interests.

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