Phase One: Promote
Document, Inform and Promote the Maine Clean Technology Community
Phase Two: Compete
Help Maine Clean Technology Companies Compete
Phase 3: Accelerate
Commercializing New Clean Technology Products and Services
The Maine Cleantech Business & Economic Development Project will promote E2Tech members, help them compete, and accelerate their business development. E2Tech will also support the sector as a whole, including Maine’s clean technology companies, suppliers, supporting assets, and other market participants.
All of the tasks in Phase One are designed to increase the knowledge base about Maine cleantech companies, products, and services, and provide targeted audiences with the tools and information they need to make informed choices.
E2Tech has identified ~750 clean technology companies and assets in Maine and will characterize them in more detail (age, size by revenues and employment, location by county, products & services).
E2Tech will continue to hold its monthly information forums and will support or co-sponsor workshops and seminars. E2Tech is targeting each of the five major components of the cleantech sector. Visit our Forums & Events Page for more information.
In order to be a central information resource for Maine’s clean technology sector, E2Tech will develop a website with updated events, job opportunities, and financial/technical opportunities; information on clean technology company products, services, and technologies; and links to company and partner activities and events. Visit our current Job Listings Page, our Latest News Page, and our CleanTech Events Page for more information.
E2Tech will build a strategic communications plan that markets Maine clean technology companies throughout the online arena to identify potential members/customers and provide networking support to drive business opportunities for member companies.
E2Tech will develop a promotion strategy on the clean technology sector and be a clearinghouse to promote Maine’s clean technology companies and sector in Maine and throughout national media outlets.
E2Tech will hold conferences with speakers drawn from outside the region and exhibit Maine clean technology companies, suppliers, and partners.
E2Tech will build an energy education communications tool/curriculum that communicates clean technology information and data in various formats and provides a fundamental understanding of clean technology businesses and economic issues in Maine.
E2Tech will work with the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) to assist companies interested in export assistance, education, international trade shows, missions, and other types of international exposure for their products, services, and technologies.
E2Tech will participate in national trade shows, facilitated meetings, trade association events, government agency functions, and other events. E2Tech will also work with private and public sector organizations to attract key clean technology prospects to Maine.
E2Tech will work with the University of Maine and the existing Blackstone Accelerates Growth internship/fellows program to place 5 interns at E2Tech member companies each year.
E2Tech will offer 90-day-long Innovation EngineeringTM Jump Start Programs to up to five E2Tech member companies each year to increase their odds of successfully introducing new products and services.
E2Tech will provide a coordinated strategy to identify companies to connect with financial and business development assistance and help them through the process, including joint work that gets Maine clean technology entrepreneurs national attention.
E2Tech will develop a plan to work with ACTION, MCE, Target Technology Center, Casco Bay Tech Hub, MRRA, and other groups to place in-state and out-of-state companies in incubators, entrepreneurial, and business accelerator programs.