Media report on UMaine Composites Center’s ‘Innovator of the Year’ award

Mainebiz and Portland Press Herald reported the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at the University of Maine has been selected by the Maine International Trade Center to receive the “Innovator of the Year” award. The 2017 International Trade and Investment Awards will be presented May 25 during Maine International Trade Day at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The company winners of this year’s awards have all made a commitment to growing their business in Europe, according to MITC. The “Innovator of the Year” award went to the UMaine Composites Center for accessing international markets through new and innovative processes or products, including 3-D printers, robots and thermoplastics, Mainebiz reported. Center personnel include School of Forest Resources faculty Doug Gardner, Mehdi Tajvidi, and Stephen Shaler.