Title

"Focus: Technology" piece on the need for increased state investment in R&D. Ma

Authors

Taylor Smith

Source

Mainebiz

Date

3-6-2006

Pages

1, 18-20

Abstract

"Focus: Technology" piece on the need for increased state investment in R&D. Maine lags behind the national average in total R&D funds, as wells as in many funding categories. Kerem Durdag, COO of Westbrook-based Biode Inc., says most technology companies need help between the development and commercialization stages of their product. Janet Yancey-Wrona, director of the Maine Office of Innovation, agrees. Her office has released a blueprint for boosting the state's R&D activity, setting a goal of more than doubling the current R&D activity to $1 billion by 2010. With comments by Mark Kaplan, a partner at Portland-based CEI Ventures; Rep. H. Sawin Millett, R-Waterford; and Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro. Details.

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