Center for Algal Innovation

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The Bigelow Center for Algal Innovation was recently established to leverage the scientific and technical expertise within the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota to develop an innovation hub focused on microalgae product development. The Center for Algal Innovation has three primary focal elements;

  • Scientific research, which includes internal research, corporate sponsored research, and public-private collaborations
  • Technology development, which includes design and fabrication of novel sensors and systems
  • Training and Workforce Development, which includes hands-on short course and workshops at the Center

The Center for Algal Innovation is unique in that it combines a world-renowned microorganism collection, the National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, with cutting-edge research and technical guidance across the research-development-commercialization continuum, from discovery, business case development, product design, capital raising, and partnerships to workforce training and IP/patenting support.

Our Mission is to build a resource platform that connects algal researchers and entrepreneurs, accelerating knowledge generation and technology innovation to create a sustainable, ecologically sound and profitable algal value pyramid in Maine, New England, the U.S. and the world.

We look forward to partnering with you.