New Marine Business, Research Incubator to Open on Portland Pier

A new marine business and research incubator called the New England Ocean Cluster House is being developed on Portland’s waterfront that is modeled after a similar incubator in Reykavik, Iceland.  University of New England is co-sponsoring this project, led by Patrick Arnold, the majority owner of the Ocean House. In a written statement, UNE President said  “With this new strategic vision at the Marine Science Center, our students focus on the integration of science with the changing nature of coastal tourism, marine policy, aquaculture, fisheries, and entrepreneurship. Experiences afforded them by the New England Ocean Cluster House in research, policy and product development will further them along their career paths and will contribute to the economic vitality of the state and the nation.” Read full story

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