Greetings from MTI

As I noted in August, I am committed to ensuring that MTI continues to function as a vital lynchpin in helping to “encourage, promote, stimulate and support research and development activity leading to the commercialization of new products and services” in Maine. I hope you feel, as I do, that MTI has functioned proficiently during… Read more »

Maine’s Fall Conference Circuit: Rebellion, Trust and Failure

John Maeda, design partner at VC firm Kleiner Perkins, has called conferences “the new college” – a place where people are mixed together from different disciplines, having real discussions, under one roof with few distractions. This fall, Maine has been blessed with a number of opportunities to learn, connect and grow through conferences – from MTI’s… Read more »

R, D + C: How can MTI get better at commercializing great ideas?

by Betsy Peters, Entrepreneur in Residence Too many of Maine’s promising start-up companies struggle with the “ditch of death”. That’s the gap that opens up somewhere around when a vision has manifested into some version of a sellable product or service and when the founding team has enough customer or market knowledge to either grow… Read more »