SBIR News & Deadlines

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program is the largest source of early-stage, high-risk technology financing in the United States. Eleven federal agencies participate in this program to provide over $3.7 billion for early stage research and development projects leading to commercialization of products, processes or services. The programs… Read more »

MERC Coordinator Emily Braley Provides Overview and Expansion of Program

As the Coordinator of the Maine Entrepreneurial Resource Corps (MERC), I’ve had the privilege of collaborating with many remarkable businesses across Maine.    The MERC program is designed to help start ups with concrete problems to enable growth.  MERC does this by providing matching funds for consultants to assist with a particular problem – accounting,… Read more »

Maine Resources for Underserved Entrepreneurs

Recently, our friends at Mainebiz did a great piece that outlined many of the resources here in Maine for innovators. We of course are proudly involved in many of these programs and entities.  In honor of Women’s History Month, we wanted to call out two resources – one mentioned in the Mainebiz piece, CEI’s Women’s… Read more »

The Times they are A-Changin’ – Women in Maine’s Seafood Industry

SEA Maine Video Highlights Women in Maine’s Seafood Industry   Increasingly, more and more women are not only entering the seafood industry, but innovating and leading.  SEA Maine, or the Seafood Economic Accelerator for Maine, is an industry-led initiative bringing together leaders in Maine’s commercial fishing, aquaculture, seafood and marine economy. Funded by the U.S. Department… Read more »