Success Stories

Mainers have always been inventive, clever, resourceful, and creative. We have a name for it: Yankee ingenuity. Without question, Maine workers and entrepreneurs enjoy a well-earned reputation for originality, and possess an unrivaled and legendary work-ethic.

Since 1999, MTI has worked with these Maine pioneers and innovators to help grow world-renowned research organizations like Jackson Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory, and Mount Desert Island Biological Labs and have funded diverse projects leading to innovations in gene sequencing and ocean microbial systems, guitar and surf board manufacturing, vodka from Maine potatoes, algae cultivation and eel aquaculture, to name a few.

Our programs help innovators accelerate progress to the market, leverage additional private and public investment, and ultimately, expand their economic impact in Maine.

Please check out these other examples of MTI success stories to the left.