Maine is Uniquely Positioned to Become a Global Leader in Aquaculture: MTI Investments in Aquaculture & Marine Eclipsed All Other Sectors Last Year

Recently, I had an opportunity to present MTI’s perspective on Maine’s aquaculture industry, as well as its inherent strengths, opportunities, and challenges.  The occasion presented me a chance to dig a little deeper into the data regarding MTI’s investments in the sector, as well as other related studies and research about the industry. While MTI… Read more »

Last Call For Volunteers To Help Shape Maine’s Innovation Economy: If you have a background or experience in farming, environmental technology, composites & advanced materials, precision manufacturing, or finance/venture capital, your help is needed

Last month, I used this blog space to solicit volunteers to help shape Maine’s innovation economy.  Here is a link to that blog in case you missed it.  Building upon Maine’s 10-year Economic Development Strategy  – – A Focus on Talent and Innovation and the recently released recommendations of the Economic Recovery Committee (ERC), there… Read more »

Seeking Volunteers To Help Shape Maine’s Innovation Economy: The Maine Innovation Economy Advisory Board is being reinvigorated and your help is needed

You have probably heard the saying attributed to Winston Churchill that aptly observes, “we make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”  Today I am asking you to consider volunteering some of your time and expertise to help shape Maine’s innovation economy.  If you have an interest in… Read more »

MTI’s FY20 Annual Report Released: Organization deploys $9.6 million across 140 distinct projects, leveraging $58 million in private sector matching funds

As 2020 mercifully comes to a close, it is my pleasure to release the Maine Technology Institute’s fiscal year 2020 (FY20) annual report.  MTI’s fiscal year began in July of 2019 and concluded on June 30, 2020.  It was a year that started with great promise and fervor as we planned to celebrate Maine’s bicentennial… Read more »