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Our partnerships allow us to offer enriching experiences and relationships with diverse members of the life sciences ecosystem who offer collaborative support on local, regional, statewide and national levels.





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A community-based organization dedicated to promoting long-term economic vitality of the town of Mount Desert, Maine, through expansion of sustainable year-round residential communities and economic revitalization of commercial districts.

They have created a searchable database of tools & resources available to Maine's entrepreneurs. Locate rental space, services, educational programs, events and funding sources.


A community-driven business incubator and coworking space supporting startups and entrepreneurs. Provides infrastructure, access, technology, and coaching, with help from the region’s most experienced and celebrated institutions. 


Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business advising to entrepreneurs at all stages of business development. 



Improving the quality of life for the people of downeast and coastal Maine through marine research, marine science education, and innovations in wild and cultured fisheries.


Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Mainers each year through its educational and cultural offerings as well as outreach and public service to individuals, businesses, organizations and policymakers.


A collaborative network of Maine educational and research institutions sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Members: Led by MDI Biological Laboratory: Bates College, Bowdoin College, Colby College, College of the Atlantic, The Jackson Laboratory, Southern Maine Community College, the University of Maine, and the Universities of Maine at Farmington, Fort Kent, Machias, and Presque Isle.


MTI offers grants, loans, equity investments, and services to support Maine’s innovation economy. They support new ideas, products, or methods with the potential to grow and diversify Maine’s economy and increase the number of quality jobs throughout the state through direct support of innovators and through support of programs and infrastructure that encourage innovation. The nationally recognized Venture Investment Readiness & Awareness Levels or VIRAL® assessment tool will help you identify your most urgent needs to maximize your chances of successfully commercializing your innovation or launching your program. 

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A collaborative and complementary network of initiatives, organizations and individuals who take a long-term and system-wide approach to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Maine.

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A trade association devoted to promoting growth and development of Maine’s life science industry and serving its members and bioscience community by providing a network for public policy, industry advocacy and economic development.

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The I-Trep program at University of Vermont/Larner College of Medicine provides education and skill development in entrepreneurship to facilitate the generation and competitiveness of biomedical businesses and to foster economic growth in IDeA states.



NIH funded Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hub bridges the gap between NIH funded research and improved patient outcomes by increasing the number of medical entrepreneurs and their level of competency. Ten members represent research institutions in ME, NH, VT, RI, DE.

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