Portland incubator for marine-related businesses close to finding new space

A marine-related business incubator is about to move into a new Portland space with three of its member startups, a temporary address to allow room for growth while the incubator seeks a waterfront location for its permanent home.

New England Ocean Cluster will move from its Danforth Street location in the next month to one of three leased spaces in Portland, said majority owner Patrick Arnold. New England Ocean Cluster is modeled after a similar operation in Reykjavik, Iceland, where leaders of different companies, research institutions and even artists collaborated on innovative ways to use local resources, such as technology to apply fish skin to chronic wounds. Continue reading...