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Mtech's Mission

    The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to:

    • Educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs;
    • Create successful technology ventures; and
    • Connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed.

    Mtech has built a comprehensive entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at the University of Maryland. Its programs arm top students from around the world with the knowledge of how to successfully launch companies and guide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs through the entire lifecycle of launching and maintaining technology-based ventures.

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    NORTHROP GRUMMAN COLLABORATION SPACE

    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential

    Student Challenges

    Spring 2022
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Environmental Sustainability Challenge

    Win a share of up to $5,000 in prizes! They will include a $2,500 first-place award, $1,500 second-place award, and a $1,000 third-place award. The challenge is open to teams of 2-4 undergraduate students. Learn about Environmental Sustainability. Develop an original concept for a product, service, software, or a combination of the three. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Network with Northrop Grumman staff.

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    Fall 2021
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Multiple Maritime Target Optical Tracking Challenge

    Win a share of up to $5,000 in prizes! They will include a $2,500 first-place award, $1,500 second-place award, and a $1,000 third-place award. The challenge is open to teams of 2-4 undergraduate students. Learn about multiple target optical tracking, including image occlusions and reflections, as well as multiple angles of a detected target. Develop an application that keeps an accurate frame-by-frame catalogue of maritime vessels, and catalogues them into civilian vessel, warship, aircraft carrier, and submarine. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Network with Northrop Grumman staff.

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    Spring 2021
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems COVID-19 AI Challenge

    Win a share of up to $5,000 in prizes! They will include a $2,500 first-place award, $1,500 second-place award, and a $1,000 third-place award. The challenge is open to undergraduate students. Learn about about edge computing and artificial intelligence and how they can be applied to solve or mitigate real-world issues created by the pandemic. Develop an AI application by using an NVIDIA Developer Kit. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Network with Northrop Grumman staff.

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    Fall 2020
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge: Signal Reconstruction

    Learn about image reconstruction, which is a growing field across multiple business areas such as: medical imaging, satellite imagery, and tactical imagery/consumer technology. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary to enter the challenge! Create a MATLAB application to reconstruct images automatically. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Total prizes of $5,000 are available to winning teams. The challenge is open to both undergraduate and graduate student teams.

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    Spring 2020
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge: Internet of Things

    Learn how Internet of Things technology can be used to create products in the areas of remote sensing, production and manufacturing, autonomous systems, and more. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary to enter the challenge! Build a device that automates a task in the workforce. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Total prizes of $5,000 are available to winning teams. The challenge is open to both undergraduate and graduate student teams.

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    Fall 2019
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge: Acoustic Signal Processing

    Learn about audio signal processing concepts such as speech processing and recognition, underwater acoustics, and acoustic ‘fingerprints’ of animals and people. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary to enter the challenge! Build an application that can Identify audio files by the source item or animal. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Total prizes of $5,000 are available to winning teams. The challenge is open to both undergraduate and graduate student teams.

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    Spring 2019
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge: Cybersecurity

    Learn how you can combine cybersecurity topics such as big data analytics, insider threat detection, and network security monitoring with machine learning algorithms for clustering, classification, and regression analysis to defend against tomorrow’s cyber threats. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Total prizes of $5,000 are available to winning teams. The challenge is open to undergraduate student teams.

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    Fall 2018
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge: Image Recognition

    Learn about the state-of-the-art pattern recognition, machine learning, multi-frame image recognition, and optical character matching technologies used to rapidly recognize certain objects in a video frame. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge. Total prizes of $5,000 are available to winning teams. The challenge is open to all-undergraduate and all-graduate student teams.

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    Spring 2018
    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge: Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles

    Learn about state-of-the-art sensing technology used in autonomous vehicles to search and locate, avoid obstacles and measure speed. Gain valuable insights from Northrop Grumman engineers, who mentor teams in the challenge.

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