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Maine elder-focused tech company vies for Startup of the Year title

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Upbyte, a Maine startup that aims to use technology to improve care of the elderly, is among 100 semifinalists vying for global glory as Startup of the Year in a Boston-based competition.

WEX to host inaugural 'Tech Talk Portland' event

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WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), Maine's second-largest publicly traded company, will host Tech Talk Portland on Sept. 27 to discuss the future of innovation in the state.President and CEO Melissa Smith will...

MITC awarded $345K in federal funds to help small businesses expand globally

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The Maine International Trade Center has been awarded $345,000 in competitive federal funding to help the state's small businesses become bigger exporters. The award was from the U.S. Small Business...

UNE launches data science program to boost graduates' job prospects

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The University of New England is launching an undergraduate degree program in data science on its Biddeford campus to open up more job opportunities for graduates.

Jackson Lab will share $500K grant to study potential skin treatment

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Bar Harbor-based Jackson Laboratory and a Connecticut biotech firm have been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to explore how one form of bacteria may help prevent skin...

Tilson hires Adria Horn for workforce development role, looks for CFO

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Tilson, the fast-growing Portland-based network deployment and IT professional services firm, has named Adria Horn as its vice president of workforce development. She starts on Sept. 19.

Jackson Lab's new Ellsworth production facility now open for business

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Jackson Laboratory opened its new Charles E. Hewett Center — a 134,900-square-foot mouse production facility, called a “vivarium” — in Ellsworth on Aug. 23.

E2Tech plans gubernatorial debate over energy-related issues

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The Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine, better known as E2Tech, is hosting a gubernatorial debate on issues of “energy, environment, technology and economic development”...

Husson to offer undergrad degree in fast-growing data analytics field

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Starting this fall, students at Husson University in Bangor will be able to pursue an undergraduate degree in the fast-growing data analytics field.

Strike averted as Consolidated reaches tentative agreement with unions

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Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. and its 1,200 union-represented workers in northern New England came to a tentative contract agreement Friday night shortly before a midnight deadline.