Technology Incubator in Brunswick Available to Manufacturers and Industry

TechPlace, Maine’s premier Technology Incubator, is a 95,000 SF facility that offers early stage manufacturers in the industries of aerospace, composites, biotechnology, clean technology, and IT, shared space to operate and grow their business.  TechPlace is located on Brunswick Landing and is currently home to 30 early stage companies. The Brunswick Landing continues to attract large employers and businesses, including Mölnlycke, First Light, Wayfair, and Tempus Jets.

TechPlace enjoys the benefits of being located in a federal Hub Zone, which can be particularly helpful for companies seeking work through government contracts as it provides an advantage in the bid scoring process.

Businesses in TechPlace are located in a Pine Tree Development Zone and therefore are eligible to greatly reduce, or virtually eliminate, their state taxes for up to ten years when they create new, quality jobs in their industry sectors.

TechPlace businesses are also fortunate to be located within a Foreign Trade Zone. Companies that import products and raw materials can do so duty-free and only pay duties on final products that are released into the US market. Products that are exported, and never enter the US market, are completely duty-free.

Some of the many facilities and assets that TechPlace offers its members include conference rooms, classroom space, shipping & receiving area, individual office and industrial space, shared manufacturing shop space, a shared composites layup facility, and a spray booth. A shared biotechnology lab is also available to members and includes fume hoods, a bio safety cabinet, incubators, a reverse osmosis system for water, freezer and refrigeration space, and an autoclave to name a few.

TechPlace is home to the Composites Engineering Research Laboratory, which offers fee-for-service research and development capabilities to composite companies and entrepreneurs both inside and outside the State of Maine.

To arrange a visit to TechPlace or reserve available space for your business, call 207-607-4195.

Biobased Maine Featured by Bio-Based World News

Biobased Maine is attending Bio-Based Live Europe in Amsterdam at the end of May, an international conference and deal-making hub for the biobased industry. Charlotte Mace, Biobased Maine’s Executive Director, will be joined at Bio-Based Live Europe by new Biobased Maine Board of Directors member, Steve Schley of Seven Islands in Bangor. Bio-Based Live Europe is a great opportunity to develop relationships with brands, technology companies, and investors that can help advance Maine’s emerging biobased manufacturing sector. Charlotte and Steve will be representing Maine at this conference and exhibiting a display of Maine’s impressive assets that can be used for new biobased manufacturing projects.

As part of the preparation for this conference, the conference organizers interviewed Charlotte Mace and sent the interview to its network. Read Charlotte’s interview here.

Biobased Maine’s next conference will BIO’s World Congress on Biotechnology in Montreal July 23 – 26. Join Biobased Maine today to find out how your company can be represented at these events.

Sappi Seeks Biobased Technology RFP Due June 2

Today, Sappi North America in partnership with Biobased Maine, issued a RFP seeking biobased technology to incorporate into existing operations at their Westbrook mill. The Westbrook mill is the world’s leading producer of casting and release papers. As the RFP states, “Sappi is committed to sustainable operations and the importance of advancing technology in support of… Continue Reading

Biobased Maine to Attend Bio-Based Live Europe

Biobased Maine will be attending and exhibiting at Bio-Based Live Europe, an international biobased industry event in Amsterdam May 31-June 1, 2017. This conference is very brand-focused, and will feature some of the biggest brands looking to incorporate biobased materials more fully into their supply chains. Examples of brands attending this conference include: LEGO, Ikea,… Continue Reading

Biobased Maine Speaks at Forest Industry Event

Biobased Maine spoke at the recent E2Tech/GrowSmart Maine Event, The New Forest Economy, alongside other forest industry experts to discuss the future of Maine’s forest industry and ways it can be diversified. Other speakers included Patrick Strauch of the Maine Forest Products Council, Yellow Breen and Sarah Curran of the Maine Development Foundation, and Eric… Continue Reading

NEW RFP Inventory of Industrial Infrastructure DUE April 14

Biobased Maine is seeking competitive bids for an inventory to identify and characterize the assets of Maine’s industrial sites that could be the future location of biobased manufacturing projects, including co-locating new technologies at active industrial sites with excess capacity or new commercial-scale development at shuttered mills, Brownfield, or promising industrial Greenfield locations. Our goal… Continue Reading

Biobased Maine to Speak at Forum

Biobased Maine will speak during the morning panel of E2TEch + GrowSmart Maine’s Combined Event, New Forest Economy Forum on March 24 in Hallowell, ME. Join us that day to discuss the future of Maine’s forest economy and how biobased manufacturing aligns with the vision for a sustainable forest industry. Click here to register for… Continue Reading

Biobased Maine to Exhibit at ABLC 2017

Biobased Maine will be attending and exhibiting at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2017 in Washington DC from March 1-3, 2017. Biobased Maine, represented by its Executive Director Charlotte Mace, along with our partner the University of Maine (Dr. Hemant Pendse and Amy Luce) will be actively marketing Maine’s assets to support biobased manufacturing. We will… Continue Reading