Explore Funding Programs

MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs to support Maine’s innovation economy. 

MTI defines innovation as an effort to create something new, or improve an existing product, service, or process. Innovations should be substantially differentiated from existing alternatives. We support new or substantially improved products, processes, or methods with the potential to grow and diversify Maine’s economy and increase the number of quality jobs throughout the state. We do this through direct support of innovators and through support of programs and infrastructure that encourage innovation.

Visit our program pages for specific information on application criteria, funding structure, and how to apply: 

Business Innovation Funding

Provides funding for business innovation that supports Maine’s economy.  

Maine Entrepreneurial Resource Corps

The MERC database is filled with vetted, Maine-based consultants who are committed to offering support and guidance to Maine businesses. MTI provides funding to offset project fees. 

Federal Funding Assistance

MTI’s Technical Assistance Program (TAP) helps businesses apply for SBIR/STTR grants. Click the button below for more information about federal funding assistance. 

Event Sponsorships

MTI supports events that promote innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.

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Not Finding a Good Fit? Check Out Our Other Programs 

In response to current needs, MTI provides funding that doesn’t otherwise fit into our established funding programs. Click the button below to see what other programs are currently accepting applications.