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Updated: December 26, 2023

Year in review: Maine innovation & technology news in 2023

2 people and cows in barn File photo Courtesy / University of Maine University of Maine researcher Glenda Pereira, left, works with dairy farmers on the use of electronic ear tags to improve cow care.

From electronic ear tags for dairy cows to TimberHP's high-performance wood insulation produced in Madison, technology and innovation news in Maine spans the practical to the unexpected.

Here are links to 10 stories published in 2023.

Fitbit for cows: Innovative tech could boost productivity at rural dairy farms

Global tech company with Maine base has just raised $91M in private equity

Pumpspotting, a Kittery startup, raises another $22M to fund growth

Amy Van Haren standing in front of pump spotting bus (teal color)
Courtesy / pumpspotting
Amy VanHaren, founder and CEO of pumpspotting, was honored on the Mainebiz Next list in 2021.

Bookclubs to start new chapter with $50K LaunchPad prize

Class app: ReachMyTeach wins $25K Top Gun prize 

'Clyk' and win for UNE grad on 'Greenlight Maine'

After $125M retrofit, TimberHP’s Madison mill will produce high-performance insulation

Mill exterior
File Rendering / Courtesy of TimberHP
TimberHP has brought a defunct paper mill in Madison back to life with a new product: high-performance wood fiber insulation.

Put the ‘inn’ in ‘innovation’: HospitalityMaine panelists say small steps go a long way 

Maine wins designation as a federal tech hub for forest bioproducts

In growing trend, robots will venture onto UMaine campus this fall 

2 small robots on college campus
file photo ourtesy / UMaine Dining
Food-delivery robots, called Kiwibots, were set to make their debut at the University of Maine campus this fall.

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