In addition to our members we have a wide variety of partners across industry lines. Some of our partners include:
The Maine Center for Enterpreneurial Development is an entrepreneur-centric resource for simplifying the process of founding a successful start-up. MCED creates the connections that build businesses by providing the intersection where ideas meet capital, where deal flow flourishes, and where resources, services and support facilitate growth and opportunity. MCED’s goal is to develop the entrepreneur, who will, in-turn, develop Maine’s future innovative businesses.
Maine Community Foundation is a statewide nonprofit that helps people invest charitable resources in the future of Maine. In their 33 years of existence they have sent more than $270 million in grants and scholarships to projects and students, primarily in Maine. They have more than 1,600 funds and $427 million in assets. In 2015, the foundation awarded $25.5 million in grants and scholarships. Maine Community Foundation brings people and organizations together to address local, regional, and statewide issues and opportunities, investing charitable resources in the long term, while pressing for progress today.
E2Tech works collaboratively with the Maine Composites Alliance on the Wind and Ocean Energy Initiative. The Maine Composites Alliance is an alliance of composite businesses in Maine who work together to recognize and promote Maine’s leadership in the international composite industry. The Maine Composite Alliance seeks to enhance the competitiveness of Maine’s existing composite industry and our members by providing opportunities for new commercial ventures, and by providing education and training for members and their employees.
The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) is a public municipal corporation established by the Maine State Legislature to redevelop the Brunswick Naval Air Base into Brunswick Landing, a business park designed to host centers of excellence for technology innovation, environmental sustainability, and "green" community development; a variety of corporate, business, academic, recreational, and community services; and a “strong sense of place” based on smart growth principles.
MTI helped fund E2Tech’s work on the wind and ocean energy initiative. MTI is an industry-led, publicly-funded, nonprofit corporation that offers early-stage capital and commercialization assistance in the form of competitive grants, loans and equity investment for the research, development and application of technologies that create new products, processes and services, generating high-quality jobs across Maine.
Maine Technology Institute has announced significant updates to its core funding program for business innovation in Maine. The changes are designed to accelerate technology-based Maine businesses along their development cycle of bringing new products to market while simultaneously accelerating their capacity for profitability and growth. FMI and for a full schedule of workshops and webinars detailing the changes, visit their website.
The New England Clean Energy Council, based in Boston, operates with the mission to accelerate New England’s clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies. The Council represents close to 400 member and affiliate member organizations, including clean energy companies, venture investors, major financial institutions, universities, industry associations, utilities, labor and large commercial end-users. The Council's ranks now include clean energy CEOs, representatives from most of the region's top 10 law firms, and partners from most of the top New England venture capital firms (with a total of over $8 billion under management). Working with its stakeholders, the Council develops and executes a wide array of programs in six key focus areas: Innovation, Growth, Education & Workforce Development, Adoption, Policy & Advocacy, and Research.
TechPlace, Brunswick Landing’s Technology Accelerator, will support the business development needs of early stage companies in a shared workspace. TechPlace will give entrepreneurs a place to network with others, research and develop ideas, build prototypes, test products, assemble, grow, and become successful manufacturing and technology companies.
TechPlace Community to Include:
The University of Maine has unique facilities with available capacity to perform research services and offer attractive service packages and educational programs, such as Innovation Engineering, that are not generally well known outside the state. UMAINE’s assets include the following centers or initiatives: Forest Bioproducts Research Institute; Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology; Advanced Manufacturing Center; AEWC or the Advanced Structures and Composites Center; Process Development Center (a specialized pulp, paper and fiber pilot facility); Sustainability Solutions Initiative (Current NSF EPSCOR program); and Fifth Year workforce development initiative, in collaboration United Technologies Center and Eastern Maine Community College.