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MaineScience.Org Provides Portal to State's S&T Community

January 19, 2001

The Maine Science and Technology Foundation has launched http://www.mainescience.org -- a single website clearinghouse for businesses, researchers, educators, students and the public looking for information on science and technology in Maine. Under the headings of Quest, Brainpower, Happenings, and Commerce, the site:

  • provides the latest science and technology news in Maine;
  • offers an inventory of high technology resources including databases of research capabilities and results;
  • identifies research grant opportunities;
  • lists sources of business financing;
  • lists technology-intensive businesses in the state and showcases some of their successes;
  • contains links to job opportunities in science and technology positions;
  • identifies educational institutions in Maine that offer courses in science and technology-related subjects; and, 
  • provides links to science resources for teachers and educational information for students.

The idea for a science and technology information clearinghouse originated in 1997 when a special commission reviewed the state’s high technology industries. The commission offered recommendations for improving Maine’s ability to attract and retain high-tech industry and proposed creating a clearinghouse to serve as a single source of information for persons developing high-tech businesses in the state.

More information on the Maine Science & Technology Foundation can be found at: http://www.mstf.org/