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Accessing University Technical Resources for Your Maine Business

On Wednesday, February 27, the University of Southern Maine will host an informational session for Maine entrepreneurs and small businesses focusing on how to access technical resources available from Maine’s two largest public universities. The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Room 181, John Mitchell Center on USM’s Gorham campus.

USM’s Campus Ventures program offers assistance to Maine companies and university faculty interested in commercializing new technologies, products, and manufacturing projects. Campus Ventures specializes in the prototyping and design, development,  and testing of products. 

The University of Maine’s Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) offers services to businesses, entrepreneurs, inventors, and researchers, and helps to transform ideas into tangible concepts. AMC specializes in the prototyping and testing of products and materials. Working together, this partnership is able to provide an extensive offering of technical expertise and resources. For more information about available services and equipment, visit:

USM Campus Ventures and

UMaine Advanced Manufacturing Center .

Representatives from both programs will be available to answer questions and explain how entrepreneurs can leverage university resources. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, e-mail Mariah Cunningham, project associate, at mcunningham@usm.maine.edu.