The UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship is a partnership of the Bangor Target Area Development Corporation and the University of Maine

UpStart Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to be one of the state's Advanced Technology Development Centers


Business services

and connections.



Compotech is a spin-off from the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center and specializes in the development, design, and commercialization of composite materials and structures. Over the years, Compotech has established a global network of strategic partners including strong presence in the middle east to help US companies expand their market shares through international sales. Compotech’s services also include: 1) General engineering consulting, 2) design and manufacturing of composite structures, 3) commercial finite element modeling and 4) development and manufacturing of blast & ballistic protection systems.

Paul Melrose,

Vice President

Paul is Vice President of Compotech as well as Engineering Manager at the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center. He holds a Masters of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine. 


Tel: 207.266.2379