SBIR News & Deadlines

The Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs are the largest source of early-stage, high-risk technology financing in the United States. Eleven federal agencies participate in this program to provide over $4 billion for the early-stage research and development projects leading to commercialization of products, processes or services. The Small Business… Read more »

Tanbark – Green in Every Way

Tanbark was born at an intersection. Literally and figuratively. Melissa LaCasse was driving in Westbrook, Maine, listening to On Being with Krista Tippett when the words, “What kind of an ancestor do you want to be?” synced up perfectly with a junction in the road. She decided then and there to turn her climate grief… 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 »