AUGUSTA — Emphasizing that innovation is the most profitable business strategy for manufacturers, the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership announces that it will again cosponsor the Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute. The Institute is a three-day event designed for senior managers to understand how to create, communicate and commercialize new ideas. It will be held at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport from March 5-7.

The Institute is intended for senior business and nonprofit leaders. Maine manufacturers are eligible for a discount on the registration fee, as a result of negotiations by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership network.

Key partners in the development and evolution of this one-of-a-kind program include the University of Maine’s Center for Student Innovation and Eureka! Ranch. Maine MEP’s partners in supporting the March event include the Maine Development Foundation, Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Mobilize Eastern Maine.

The registration fee for the three-day event is $1,995. A significant discount is available for manufacturers. The registration price includes all course materials and breakfast and lunch for each day of the Institute. Participants will receive 3.0 Continuing Education Units from the University of Maine for their participation in the program if they choose to apply. Contact Rosemary Presnar at (207) 623-0680 for more information on a discount.

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