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UMFK to host a Business Innovation Workshop

April 26, 2010


The University of Maine at Fort Kent will host a free Business Innovation Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room on Thursday, April 29.

Wouldn’t it be nice if all we needed was just a great idea, perhaps a better mousetrap? Then the world would beat a path to our door. The problem is that this is rarely how things work. Then, this workshop is intended for anyone who has an idea and is looking for answers.
The workshop, sponsored by University of Maine in Orono and Easton Peabody Patent Group, will focus to better equip you to turn your innovation concepts into easy to understand business plans and also give you a better understanding about the resources available to protect your innovation.
It will include presentations from Renee Kelly, director of economic development initiatives for UMO and Dennis Haszko, a registered patent agent that provides patent services through the Easton Peabody Patent Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the general law firm Easton Peabody PA.
The workshop is part of the creative economy efforts that have been going on in the Valley. Specifically, this kind of education is a component of one of the recommendations the research team makes through the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center.
The workshop also draws upon the Innovation Engineering curriculum that was a featured program in the recent University of Maine System's Advancing Maine program.
For more information contact the Leo Trudel at 207-834-7567 or