Investing in Maine Innovation

MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs to support Maine’s innovation economy.

Success Stories

Bixby Chocolate

Bixby & Co

Bean to bar chocolate in Maine



Mapping snowmobile and ATV paths

Shaw & Tenney

Shaw & Tenney

Traditionally crafted oars since 1858


Eldertide, LLC

Integrating medicinal plants with scientific research

MTI's Recent Posts

June News – Summer is Here and We’re Busy at MTI

The summer solstice, that arrived packing a powerful heat punch, leaves no question that summer is here. While we seemingly went from mild temperatures to intense 90 degree weather overnight, it’s exciting to start donning lighter clothes and sunglasses while visiting all the amazing Maine public gardens, beaches, and parks.   This month we feature Black… Read more »

Summer is a Time for Travel, Black Travel Maine Leverages MERC Funds for Growth

Founder Lisa Jones founded the proprietary booking engine Worldwide Group Travel & Events in 2006. Her mission has always been to provide a unique blend of travel and event-planning services for large and small travel groups. With over 20 years of corporate digital marketing experience marked by a unique ability to spot emerging trends, Jones established the Worldwide… Read more »