The Maine Technology Institute awarded seed grants today to nine companies looking to grow their businesses. In total $101,599 was awarded, which leveraged $204,332 in private matching donations.

Grants of up to $12,500 are awarded six times per year and require a 1:1 match. The grants fund research and development for new services and products. The next round of grant applications is due Aug. 12.

Swan’s Way in Camden will conduct market research for a private line of frozen desserts beyond Maine and examine the effect that the growth might have on manufacturing technology. Award: $7,875. Match: $7,875.

Grow-Tech LLC in Lisbon Falls will design, test, manufacture and install a vacuum plug-drying unit for FlexiPlugs, used by growers in horticultural, forestry and hydroponics markets. Award: $12,500. Match: $22,500.

Mitokine Bioscience LLC in Hancock will extend efficacy studies of new treatments for chronic disease using mouse models. Award: $12,414. Match: $21,465.

University of Maine in Orono will develop a mobile biochemical analysis system for data collection and analysis equipment integrating complete biomedical information in a single system. Award: $12,500. Match: $58,000.

Callinectes Boatworks LLC in Kennebunkport will use the grant to develop production multi-configuration deck molds to support the flexible manufacturing of infused composite decks for their Callinectes 16 Runabout. Award: $8,800. Match: $9,500.

Falcon Performance Footwear in Lewiston will design a composite safety toe cap production system in collaboration with UMO’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Award: $10,010. Match: $10,845.

Organic Alchemy Composting LLC in Portland will develop a process that transforms organic waste to high-quality compost. Award: $12,500. Match: $30,480.

Chimani LLC in Yarmouth will develop maps for Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Cuyahoga Valley, Yellowstone and Great Smokey Mountain National Parks as part of a line of mobile applications for travel guides to National Parks. Award: $12,500. Match: $12,500.

The Montalvo Corp. in Gorham will support the design and demonstration of a new Universal Tension Controller. Award: $12,500. Match: $31,167.