Gouldsboro seaweed farmer gets $650K to develop new cultivation systems

(From Mainebiz) Springtide Seaweed will receive $650,000 in federal funding to develop new cultivation systems for nori and dulse red seaweed, allowing these high-value crops to be farmed in the U.S. and globally. The funding was awarded through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. MTI's TAP Team worked with the Gouldsboro-based company to create a successful SBIR application. Read more »

Waterville accelerator picks lineup of 12 startups

(From Mainebiz) Twelve startups have been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Dirigo Labs accelerator program in Waterville, including some MTI portfolio companies. The program will run through mid-June, culminating with a pitch event. Read more »