Portland Gateway Newsletter February 2024

This spring, the UMaine Portland Gateway will host a series of short courses and interactive talks on timely topics important to Maine people.  Speakers and topics include:

March 19: Tips for Aging Well in Maine: What The Research Tells Us – Lenard Kaye, D.S.W./Ph.D., Professor & Director of the Center on Aging. Register here.

April 2: Aquaculture Advancements in Maine – Steve Eddy, Ph.D.,  Director, Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research.  Register here.

April 16: Advanced Materials for Hydrogen Energy Technologies–  Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.,   Professor & Director of the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies (FIRST). Register here.

May 7: Sampling Life’s Alphabet Soup: Your Guide to Environmental DNA Monitoring, Maine e-DNA. Register here.

May 21: PFAS: New Research and Impacts for Maine – Manisha Choudhary, Ph.D.,  Postdoctoral Researcher in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Register here.

June 4:  Think Like AI:  Unlocking Smarter Decision-Making in an Uncertain World – Yonggang “Tim” Lu, Ph.D.  Harold Alfond Associate Professor of Business Analytics in the Maine Business School.  Register here

Participation is limited to 24 people to create a personalized experience. 

Questions about the series can be directed to gateway@maine.edu


CleanTech Open 2024: Maine Launch | February 29, 2024 5-7 pm

Join E2Tech and NECEC at the Maine Center for an evening of food, drink, celebration,  and opportunity!  

Learn how the CleanTech Open accelerator program can help you develop your venture and how to apply to participate. Since 2005, more than 70% of Cleantech Open’s reporting alumni companies nationwide are still active and have collectively raised over $2B in external funding.

We welcome entrepreneurs, students, investors, savvy technologists, and those interested in joining our growing cleantech community in Maine. E2Tech has been a partner in this initiative since 2013, and participation fees for Mainers in CleanTech Open Northeast can be covered by Maine Technology Institute!  Click here for more information and to register https://e2tech.org/event-5552042.


Save the Dates:  Maine Impact Week April 8-12 2024

Maine Impact Week showcases the variety of ways the University of Maine’s research and innovation activities contribute to the education, workforce, and economic development of the State.  Watch the Maine Impact Week website for online and in-person events in Orono, Portland, and elsewhere.  From tours to talks, there’s a little something for everyone.