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
Helping get pharmaceutical drugs to market faster
Improving our information infrastructure
Technology to help small farms compete
Reducing the risk of athletic injury
One of MTI's first clients continues to innovate
Bringing Maine's entrepreneurial community together
Utilizing Maine lobster in new, innovative ways
Helping people access educational opportunities
Developing clean energy solutions
Creating quality jobs in rural Maine
Innovation for Maine's shipbuilding industry
Leading Maine's textile revival
A new chapter for Maine's forest industry
Proving manufacturing can thrive in Maine
Leveraging federal funding to fast track R&D
Commercializing healthy seaweed-based products
Innovating how we integrate energy into the grid
Discovering new uses for marine microorganisms
Transforming veterinary medicine though technology