Maine Technology Institute opens fourth round of technology funding

Maine Technology Institute (MTI), established by the Maine State Legislature in 1999, promotes and stimulates research and development throughout Maine. Funding from MTI generates additional, much-needed monies for companies working to bring new products and services to Maine’s technology industry. Since 2000 alone, MTI has funded over 1,200 technology projects. MTI invested $106 million toward those projects, resulting in an additional $173 million in funding. On Nov. 22, 2014, MTI announced that a fourth round of funds is available from the Maine Technology Asset Fund (MTAF). This fund is an award program in which competitors vie for monies from MTI. The MTAF itself is financed from Maine State bond proceeds that voters put into effect in 2007 and 2010. The current round of available monies is expected to total up to $3.3 million, which could generate up to 14 times more technology funding throughout the state. Continue reading “Maine Technology Institute opens fourth round of technology funding”

Caster selection is key to noise reduction

When it comes to noise reduction in manufacturing and warehousing settings, installing spring loaded casters on carts and dollies are a primary solution. In order to achieve the desired noise reduction, the correct casters need to be chosen. Three factors need to be considered: initial force, linear deflection, and full deflection. Good communication between end user and caster engineer are key to designing the right caster. Continue reading “Caster selection is key to noise reduction”

Because efficiency matters

When you run a business, you need every piece of the puzzle to fall into place without a hitch. That means paying attention to every detail, down to the documentation that is critical to making your company a success. You need access that is reliable and fast so that you can continue to move full speed ahead. With form builder software, you can have laser forms from a company like Vanguard Systems, Inc. by your side. Use your time wisely, have all of your essential information available in an electronic format, and you will be good to go. Continue reading “Because efficiency matters”

Products that you will need for your next meeting or conference

Industry and company conferences and meetings are a great way to bring people from across the world to one central location. While meetings and conferences are a great way to learn more about an industry and network, these events require a lot of work before the event starts. One item that needs to be considered before the event begins is the badges and other meeting supplies that guests will need. Continue reading “Products that you will need for your next meeting or conference”