Success Stories

Mainers have always been inventive, clever, resourceful, and creative. We have a name for it: Yankee ingenuity. Without question, Maine workers and entrepreneurs enjoy a well-earned reputation for originality, and possess an unrivaled and legendary work-ethic.

Since 1999, MTI has worked with these Maine pioneers and innovators to help grow world-renowned research organizations like Jackson Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory, and Mount Desert Island Biological Labs and have funded diverse projects leading to innovations in gene sequencing and ocean microbial systems, guitar and surf board manufacturing, vodka from Maine potatoes, algae cultivation and eel aquaculture, to name a few.

Our programs help innovators accelerate progress to the market, leverage additional private and public investment, and ultimately, expand their economic impact in Maine.

Please check out these examples of MTI success stories

Rockstep

RockStep Solutions

Helping get pharmaceutical drugs to market faster

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Tilson

Improving our information infrastructure

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Mousam Valley Mushrooms

Technology to help small farms compete

KinoTek

KinoTek

Reducing the risk of athletic injury

Kennebec River Bio Science

Kennebec River Biosciences

One of MTI's first clients continues to innovate

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Startup Maine

Bringing Maine's entrepreneurial community together

Ready Seafood

Ready Seafood

Utilizing Maine lobster in new, innovative ways

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CourseStorm

Helping people access educational opportunities

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Pika Energy

Developing clean energy solutions

Beth Weisberger Owner Gneiss Spice

Gneiss Spice

Creating quality jobs in rural Maine

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Front Street Shipyard

Innovation for Maine's shipbuilding industry

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Leading Maine's textile revival

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Verso Corporation

A new chapter for Maine's forest industry

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STARC Systems

Proving manufacturing can thrive in Maine

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Montalvo Corporation

Leveraging federal funding to fast track R&D

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VitaminSea Seaweed

Commercializing healthy seaweed-based products

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Introspective Systems LLC

Innovating how we integrate energy into the grid

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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Discovering new uses for marine microorganisms

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Vets First Choice

Transforming veterinary medicine though technology