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AdmitHub Awarded 2017 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge Grand Prize

Congratulations to TechPlace member AdmitHub on being awarded one four grand prizes of $150,000 in the 2017 MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge! The Inclusive Innovation Challenge is the flagship initiative of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy. The initiative awards over one million dollars in prizes to Inclusive Innovators: organizations around the world that are using…

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New England Venture Summit Provides Startups Opportunity to Meet Investors

Come meet, interact and network with more than 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and CEOs of the hottest early stage and emerging growth companies at the prestigious New England Venture Summit being held on December 6th 8.00am to 5.30pm at Lombardo’s Conference Center in Boston Randolph, MA.   Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and…

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MTI Awards Funding to TechPlace Members

The Maine Technology Institute awarded funds to two TechPlace Members recently. Field Phyto-Nutrients LLC received $203,062, which was matched by $222,074. The funding will help the company confirm the feasibility of a planned commercial scale plant to grow micro algae that can be used to make an omega-3 fatty acid under the brand PhytoCortX Liquid…

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STARC Systems Among Finalists for $50,000 LaunchPad Grant

Gorham Savings Bank Announces Finalists for $50,000 LaunchPad Grant A Big Impact on Small Business GORHAM, Maine, May 18, 2017 — Gorham Savings Bank, a leading Southern Maine financial services institution, has selected five early-stage Maine businesses as the finalists of its annual LaunchPad small business competition. From an applicant pool of over 130 businesses,…

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TechPlace Biotech Business InSphero Wins MRRA’s Innovator of the Year Award

SaviLinx, InSphero Named Most Innovative Businesses of 2016 MRRA Honors pair of Brunswick Landing Companies at Annual Dinner The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), the organization managing the transition of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) from military to civilian use, recognized two Brunswick Landing companies for innovative business practices at the MRRA annual…

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Additional Manufacturing Space Now Available at TechPlace

MRRA builds new maker and industrial space to meet demand We recently completed renovations on the Hangar 4 East industrial project, which adds nearly 20,000 SF of manufacturing space to TechPlace. Innovators now have access to five more industrial spaces in former Navy Building 250. The work spaces range from about 1,500 SF to nearly…

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Baxter Academy Students Enjoy TechPlace Visit During Maine Manufacturing Day

We hosted 30 students and faculty from Baxter Academy in Portland today at TechPlace as part of Maine Manufacturing Day. Students learned about lean manufacturing from Steve Westra of the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership. They took a short tour of TechPlace, which included a parts production demo by StudioV.

STARC Systems Featured in Major Healthcare Industry Trade Magazine

TechPlace business STARC Systems was recently featured in “Health Facilities Management” magazine. The article appeared in the August 2016 Field Report under the headline: “Containment barrier keeps patients safe during renovation”. The story focused how Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) in Lewiston, Maine, recently undertook a major renovation in and around the facility’s emergency department.…

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