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Welcome to the Department of Industrial Cooperation

The Department of Industrial Cooperation (DIC) provides access to the people, skills, equipment and facilities necessary for problem solving and research and development to more than 125 companies in many different industries.  DIC helps UMaine achieve its goals of research and public service, while avoiding conflicts of interest with the private sector and ensuring that the University is compensated for private use of its state-supported resources.

DIC arranges all fee-for-service work.  This office can match companies with the appropriate expertise and facilities on campus and provide help with coordinating:

Problem Solving
Prototype Development
Pilot Production

Please visit the Services section of our website for more information about the types of work that can be arranged.