The Maine Technology Institute supported the FocusMaine initiative by providing $100,000 in grants.

The grants from the Cluster Initiative Program were made for planning and piloting projects supporting Maine’s food and aquaculture clusters, according to a release from MTI. The grants leveraged $128,450 in private matching money.

“These projects will enhance collaboration and innovation between public and private sector entities and will lead to the development of new businesses, products, processes, skilled workforce and jobs,” said Brian Whitney, MTI president, in the release.

– From staff reports