Center for Algal Innovation

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 is unique in that it combines a world renowned microorganism collection, cutting-edge research, and biological storage for patent procedure, with technical and commercial guidance across the research-development-commercialization continuum (e.g., discovery, business case development, product design, capital raising, partnerships, commercialization, and workforce training).

Our Mission is to connect researchers and entrepreneurs to accelerate 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.