A portion of this fund have been used to conduct customer discovery research and analysis. A questionnaire was designed and interview process begun since the funding became available. The data has been collected from consumers, contractors, builders and suppliers of building materials in Maine. The result of the data was analyzed. The goal is to understand the market needs, demand and problems with existing products. The rest of this fund will be used for preparation for the NSF SBIR Phase II application. Another part of this fund is being used to work on and deliver the technical details on the scale up plans and an initial plan. The completed protocol size was 1 by 1 ft. during the most recent effort, we achieved a 1 by 2 ft. board. The goal is to scale it up to 2 by 4 ft. and finally to a 4 by 8 ft.

MTI – Business Accelerator Grant