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‘The Maine Question’ asks how education innovation is fueling Maine’s economy – UMaine News

Innovation fuels entrepreneurship in Maine. In recent years, several small start-ups with new product ideas have created and sold them globally.

For more than a decade, the University of Maine Foster Innovation Center has collaborated with students, faculty, staff, startups, and established organizations, providing courses and other resources on how to ‘innovate. It also serves as a hub for the commercialization and development of companies spun off from university research.

In episode 11 of season 6 of “The Maine Question“, the final episode of the season, Renee Kelly, assistant vice president of innovation and economic development at UMaine, explains how innovation happens, what makes an entrepreneur and how fostering both can help the Maine to grow its economy and retain talented individuals Two UMaine alumni and startup founders – Amber Boutiette, co-founder of Marin Skincare, and Tyler Delargy, CEO of Real Time Reality – also join the podcast to share what they have learned on their journeys to create new goods and businesses.

Listen to the podcast on Apple podcast, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, embroiderer, Spotify, Youtube or “The Maine Question” website. New episodes are added on Thursdays.

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