Developing Technology to Serve Traditional Industries

Workshop Friday | 4–5 pm | MECA

Maine’s traditional industries – forestry, farming, and fishing – are areas ripe for technology innovation and new ways to conduct old business. This workshop will focus on how to understand a “day in the life” of traditional industries, how to connect with and interview potential users, and ways to validate ideas by collaborating with individuals and companies to achieve a great product. The focus here will be on bridging what is often thought of as a technical divide, and discussing how to find opportunities that can scale in traditional industries.