Aquaculture, accessibility education, computer-aided breast cancer detection and marine sciences will be the focus of four research projects selected to participate in the next cohort of the University of Maine’s Maine Innovation Research and Technology Accelerator program.

MIRTA, run out of UMaine’s Foster Center for Innovation, helps faculty-led teams from Maine research institutions to advance lab discoveries into public and commercial use.

Teams work 20 hours a week for four months to bring their inventions to market. The work includes conducting market research, intellectual property analysis and business model development, and guiding the entrepreneurs throughout the process are business incubation staff from the center. Read more