Campus Ventures

The Gorham Lamp


A University faculty member's entomology research challenges resulted in the development of a unique product to enhance the illumination of laboratory specimens under stereo-macroscopes. A team of students was assembled to design and develop this innovative new product.

Technology Requirements:

  • Product design & Development 
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Manufacturing analysis

Business Development Requirements: 

  • Market analysis
  • Supply chain management
  • Financial forecasting

Project Duration: 10 months

Student Involvement: 

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Technology
  • Business
  • Electrical Engineering

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Company Contact: Joseph Staples

Campus Ventures

Mike Wing speaks about the Campus Ventures program at the University of Southern Maine, where Maine entrepreneurs can seek help from faculty and student interns to build prototypes, solve technical challenges, and get their ideas off the ground.

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