UMaine’s 3D printed house withstands winter weather tests

(From Mainebiz) The University of Maine is collaborating with a Bangor nonprofit to create a first-in-the-nation bio-based neighborhood using 3D-printed houses. The prototype was equipped with sensors for thermal, environmental and structural monitoring to test its winter performance, and it has withstood both high winds and a snow load. MTI supported the design of the prototype. Read more »

NASA will fund testing of rocket engine parts made with 3D printing

(From Mainebiz) As part of a consortium program called NASA EPSCoR RID, a $50,000 grant from the Maine Space Grant Consortium will help rocket-maker bluShift Aerospace find out if the process of using 3D printed parts is better than standard industry processes. The Brunswick-based company has received ongoing support from MTI. Read more »

MedRhythms’ Feasibility Study Shows Positive Topline Results in Parkinson’s Disease

(From PR Newswire) MedRhythms recently announced the successful completion of a multi-site feasibility study of MR-005, its investigational asset in development for the treatment of gait deficits in Parkinson's disease (PD). The study results revealed enhanced quality of life and high patient adherence rates. Additionally, preliminary results showed improvement in motor symptoms of PD. MTI played a significant role in the growth and development of the Portland-based company. Read more »

Emerging Tech Start-Up Alakazam Democratizing Immersive Web

(From ACCESSWIRE) Maine-based startup, Alakazam, recently launched a subscription service designed to democratize the 3D space. Alakazam makes virtual worlds, 3D websites, and event-hosting environments accessible to all, from small businesses to large corporations. MTI was an early investor in the company. Read more »

$5.6M in state funding to support Maine startups, entrepreneurs

(From Mainebiz) MTI will deploy $5.6M to sixteen Maine organizations as part of the Pandemic Recovery for an Innovative Maine Economy (PRIME) Fund, an initiative of the Maine Jobs & Recovery Plan. These grants will help develop programs designed to support Maine’s entrepreneurs and startup community. Read more »

From tempeh to technology: Top Gun names 32 startups to 2023 lineup

(From Mainebiz) The Top Gun program announced its next class of 32 Maine businesses. The program aims to help entrepreneurs take their business to the next level through hands-on training, connections, coaching and mentorship. MTI is a Top Gun sponsor and will provide a $25,000 cash prize to be awarded at a statewide pitch-off in May. Read more »