Forest Products

Forest Products

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Visit the bottom of the page to access the Maine Resource Compass, a searchable directory of resources across the State to help you fund and grow your business. 

Domestic Trade Programs & Resources

  • FOR/Maine - Stay up-to-date on Maine's Forest Opportunity Roadmap, a collaborative plan to ignite Maine's emerging forest products economy through traditional and innovative technologies. The vision: to grow Maine's forest products industry by 40%, and reach $12 Billion in economic impact by 2025.
  • University of Maine Forest Bioproducts Institute Technology Research Center - Expedite commercialization of forest bioproducts-based technologies, engage with UMaine faculty and industry members, and take advantage of top tier processing & analysis assistance with the Forest Bioproducts Institute's Technology Research Center in Old Town, ME.

  • UMaine's Maine Mass Timber Commercialization Center - Various state and regional industry stakeholders are brought together here to reinvigorate and innovate Maine's forest economy. Click here to learn more about what the Commercialization Center offers, as well as well as discover other forest products services from UMaine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

  • Maine Accelerates Growth (MxG) - Funding for innovative and entrepreneurial companies, with initial funding awarded in the following areas: 1) programs & events that support increased capital, market access, and/or talent access; or 2) that build upon Maine's innovative and entrepreneurial culture.

  • E2Tech Sustaining Partner Program - Invest in Maine's premier clean technology business and economic development organization, and in turn receive promotional exposure through their various network channels across the region.

  • Northern Forest Center Board Forum - Bring your experience and knowledge to the table and engage with industry peers about business ideas and concepts, common challenges, effective strategies, and more. Learn about the multitude of collaborative opportunities within the forest products industry here.

  • Transformational Innovation for Wood Manufacturers - Upgrade the way you operate, plan, and manage your business with the Northern Forest Center's efficiency and profit-enhancing strategies. Additionally, the Center offers both financial and technical assistance to help companies who choose to innovate.

Grants & Loans

  • Northern Border Regional Commission Regional Forest Economy Partnership - With $5,000,000 in available funds, NBRC plans to support projects that increase opportunity & investment attraction, and bring deeply impactful economic revitalization to regional communities over time. Letters of interest are accepted no later than 5:00pm August 28th, 2020.
  • SBIR/STTR Technical Assistance Program (TAP) - If you’re in need of high-risk, early stage technology financing, MTI’s TAP program offers funding and technical assistance to help you craft your winning proposal for SBIR/STTR funding.

Trade Shows & Events 

To find more Forest Products resources please explore the Maine Resource Compass below. You can search this living database to build your network, grow your knowledge base and find funding opportunities. These resources come from all across the entrepreneurial ecosystem — in Maine and beyond.

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