The University of Maine is pleased to present the Maine Innovation Research and Technology Accelerator’s third cohort of faculty-led teams.
Through grants awarded by the University of Maine System Research Reinvestment Fund, four teams of faculty, staff and students completed an intensive program to accelerate the development of their research into commercial-ready products. Teams participated in many activities including customer discovery, market analysis, prototype development, and technology evaluation to develop strategies for commercialization.
Interested parties are invited to come and listen as the 2020 MIRTA Cohort showcase their journey through the accelerator in a short “pitch” and how they plan to move forward to commercialization.
This event will be conducted via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom information.
The MIRTA 2020 Cohort:
- Co-Parent Co-Op: Dr. Daniel Puhlman’s team is developing a dynamic app-based therapeutic intervention program using artificial intelligence (AI) and game design, targeted towards parents experiencing high conflict resulting from divorce and separation.
- Gorham Lamp: Dr. Staples’ Team is working on the final development and commercialization of a new stereo-microscope and benchtop light that combines the capabilities of multiple lighting systems in a single space and cost saving device.
- Salty Spoon: Dr. Nimesha Ranasinghe’s team has developed a “Salty Spoon” to enhance the flavors of food for the elderly on restricted diets by applying weak controlled electrical stimuli on the tip of the tongue.
- Regenblu: Dr. Klimis-Zacas’s team is developing an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, all natural and cost effective wild blueberry extract that promotes wound healing and tissue regeneration.