ENVIRONMENTAL & ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL OF MAINE


Maine Cleantech Business & Economic Development Project

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.

Phase One: Promote

Document, Inform and Promote the Maine Clean Technology Community

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.

Demographics and Supply Chain

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).

Forums, Seminars and Workshops

E2Tech will continue to hold its monthly information forums and will support or co-sponsor workshops and seminars E2Tech targeting each of the five major components of the cleantech sector. Visit our Forums & Events Page for more information.

Website Content Expansion

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.

Build and Implement a Strategic Communications Strategy

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.

Promotion

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.

Clean Technology Days

E2Tech will hold conferences with speakers drawn from outside the region and exhibit Maine clean technology companies, suppliers and partners.

Education

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.

Phase Two: Compete

Help Maine Clean Technology Companies Compete

International Marketing

E2Tech will work with the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) to assist companies interested in export assistance, education, international trade shows and/or missions or other types of international exposure for their products, services and technologies. 

National Trade Shows and Promotion

E2Tech will participate in national trade shows, facilitated meetings, trade association events, government agency functions or other events. E2Tech will also work with private and public sector organizations to attract key clean technology prospects to Maine.

Student Internship, Education and Corporate Matching Program

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.

Phase 3: Accelerate

Commercializing New Clean Technology Products and Services

Innovation EngineeringTM

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.

Entrepreneurial Support Ramp-Up

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. 

Incubator and Business Accelerator Programs

E2Tech will develop a plan to work with ACTION, MCED, 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.

For more information, contact Jeff Marks at director@e2tech.org or (207) 956-1970.

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