The Portal to Access $45 Million in Grant Funding Opens Monday!!

After months of preparation and planning, MTI will open its applicant portal on Monday, October 2nd so the organization can begin accepting proposals for impactful projects that will help induce innovation in the State of Maine.

Following voter approval of the $45 million research and development (R&D) bond referendum in June 2017, the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) is responsible for soliciting projects from Maine organizations looking to make investments in R&D equipment, infrastructure and technology upgrades to drive innovation in Maine. MTI has instituted a “Lightning Round” this Fall to learn more about what projects are out there in research, development and commercialization that will help them gain and hold market share, increase revenues, and grow or preserve jobs for Maine people, and need some funding to incentivize the leap.

MTI will be holding a series of workshops over the next two weeks to let potential applicants know more about the opportunity and to inform technical assistance providers of the funding program and the opportunity for them to help their clients access the funds.

For more information about the Maine Technology Asset Fund 2.0 program see

The application portal opens Monday, October 2, and will be open through December 8. The workshops will take place in October. Please see to register.

Public Workshops/Potential Applicants

The following six workshops are geared to potential applicants to clarify the purpose of the program and to help applicants assess whether they ought to choose to apply during the Lightning Rounds.

October 2, 3-4:00 PM  Farmington
October 3, 2-3:00 PM  Belfast
October 3, 10-11:00 AM Portland
October 5, 1-2:00 PM  Portland
October 6, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Caribou – Contact Dana Delano, (207)521-1713 or email
October 11, 3-4:00 PM Fairfield

Workshops for Service Providers/Business Counselors and others who work with potential applicants

These four workshops are geared towards service providers, business counselors and others who assist clients with business planning, expansion and success. We will help train service providers to have a level of comfort with the parameters of the program so they can offer technical assistance throughout the application process.

October 2, 2-3:00 PM  Farmington
October 3, 1-2:00 PM  Belfast
October 5, 12-1:00 PM Portland
October 11, 2-3:00 PM Fairfield

We are thrilled to initiate this incredible $45 million grant funding opportunity and look forward to reviewing what we expect will be many dozens of exciting and impactful proposals. We hope to receive one from you.


Brian Whitney