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Welcome to Innovation and Economic Development

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Learn more about how the University of Maine makes a difference in your community. From students and staff to projects and partnerships, find out how UMaine makes a difference.

Explore your Community


Use the interactive map to see how UMaine makes a difference in your community. Through students served, grants received, research completed, and staff hired, UMaine makes a big impact.

By the Numbers


Find out how UMaine is a major economic driver in the state of Maine through total economic impact.

Request a Tour


Take a tour of UMaine’s labs, centers and programs and see the innovation and economic development happening every day.

Accelerating businesses Business

The University of Maine’s goal is to help build, grow and expand your business in Maine. From starting a business to creating a new product to developing your workforce, UMaine can help.

Starting a Business


UMaine can helpĀ start a business, project or invention by providing access to forms and resources.

Growing and Expanding


Looking for ways to grow and expand your business? UMaine can help identify and test new products and ideas.

Available Technologies


UMaine researchers have secured more than 100 patents, one of which may be the perfect way to grow your business.

Facilities and Equipment


UMaine offers access to many of their facilities and equipment.


Engaging studentsStudent

Find out how the University of Maine helps students find their passion through hands-on learning and engaging experiences in research labs, internships, scholarships or business opportunities.

Working in Labs


UMaine’s research labs offer one of the best ways to learn in a hands-on environment with world-class faculty and staff.

Internships


Prepare yourself for the future by participating in an internship or fellowship.

Scholarships and Grants


UMaine offers scholarship or grant opportunities with a focus on innovation or economic development.

Student Entrepreneurs


Read more about UMaine students who have a passion for starting a business or nonprofit.