TechPlace, Brunswick Landing’s Technology Accelerator
What Can TechPlace Be For You?
TechPlace, Brunswick Landing’s Technology Accelerator, supports the business development needs of early stage companies in a shared workspace. TechPlace gives entrepreneurs a place to network with others, research and develop ideas, build prototypes, test products, assemble, grow, and become successful manufacturing and technology companies.
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TechPlace Community to Include:
- Co-working office space
- Co-working manufacturing / prototype lab
- Private office / shop space
- Shared administrative equipment
- Shared administrative services
- VTC enabled conference room
- Access to support programs and networks
- Aviation / Aerospace
- Biotech / Biomed
- Composites and Advanced materials
- Renewable Energy
Floor Plan for TechPlace
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Phase I Construction Update
We’re making progress at the former Navy Building 250, which was used as the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department by the P3 Orion maritime surveillance planes. With 93,000 SF available, it’s set up as the ideal maker space for manufacturing startups and other businesses. Below are the latest construction photos of Phase I project. We’re on track to open January 2015.
We launched this exciting new project with a TechPlace Wall-Breaking Ceremony on Sept. 4th.
View photos and read about the event »
TechPlace Background Story: The Make It In America Challenge Grant
About the project The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) is establishing “Tech Place” a Science and Technology Business Incubator at Brunswick Landing: Maine’s Center for Innovation on the campus of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) to prompt new small business development and job creation to replace the 4,800 jobs lost as result of the base closure. The incubator will support the business clusters of aerospace/aviation, composites/advanced materials, biotech/biomed, renewable energy and information services technologies.
To initiate this project, a matching federal grant of $1.5 million will be invested in former Navy Building 250 located at 74 Orion Street to meet Americans with Disabilities Act and Life Safety Code requirements and other infrastructure and building improvements to support the identified industry clusters, along with the start up cost of creating and marketing a science and advanced technology business incubator.
Funding of this project will allow MRRA to build a new foundation for sustainable economic growth in Maine, building on the important and growing technology clusters that are developing at Brunswick Landing and in the State, particularly in the areas of aerospace research & development, composites technologies, energy, biotech/biomed and information services & technologies.
In our increasingly interconnected and globally competitive world economy, unleashing innovation is an essential component of economic development. The key to developing more jobs and more prosperity in Maine will be to create and deploy new products and processes. There is a significant need for entrepreneurial incubator space in the Midcoast region to support the business development needs of early stage businesses in these critical STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.
Innovation is essential for creating new livable wage jobs in both the high-tech and traditional business sectors in Maine. In recent years, innovation has led to new jobs in high-tech and advanced manufacturing sectors as diverse as aerospace, nanotechnology, life sciences, and alternative energy. This investment in innovation in the Midcoast region will lead to a more productive and faster growing economy, with higher returns to workers and increases in living standards.
Newspaper stories about TechPlace
- MRRA collects $2M for TechPlace: Grants require local matches; 300 jobs possible Times Record story, October 22, 2013
- Feds award $2 million to create business facility in Brunswick Bangor Daily News story by Whit Richardson, October 22, 2013
- Former Brunswick air station to create tech center Portland Press Herald story by Jessica Hall, October 22, 2013
- Brunswick Landing developer receives $2M federal grant for tech incubator Forecaster story by Dylan Martin, October 22, 2013
- Audio clip: Feds Give $2M Boost to Maine’s Effort to Redevelop Former Navy Base Maine Public Broadcasting Network story by A.J. Higgins, October 22, 2013
- Video news clip: $2M grant awarded for Midcoast job creation WCSH Channel 6 story by Don Carrigan, October 22, 2013
Maine Congressional Delegation Press Releases