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

    Current companies

    3D Flexible

    3D Flexible develops a device that can print 3D electronics on both planar and complex surfaces at low temperatures, with a user-friendly interface. The company’s Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) system can be configured as a 5-axisFDM 3D printing tool for various materials and can be used as a 5-axis micromill.
    Faculty Affiliations: Victor Yun, Laboratory for Physical Sciences; Yongzhang Leng, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Laboratory for Physical Sciences

    Advanced Analyzer Labs

    Advanced Analyzer Labs develops world-class X-ray-based analyzers for the in-situ, real-time measurement of both crystalline structures and micro-structures for product quality assurance and quality control.

    AmpX Technologies

    AmpX Technologies develops power electronic products for automotive, industrial and consumer electronics sectors. The company’s lead product is an electrically integrated onboard charger and auxiliary power module for electric vehicles.
    Faculty Affiliation: Alireza Khaligh, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Institute for Systems Research

    AquaLith Advanced Materials, Inc.

    Aqualith has developed new material chemistries that enable consumer electronic devices and electric vehicles to spend significantly less time charging their batteries. These new technologies are safer, higher energy density, less expensive and operate efficiently down to very low temperatures. AquaLith’s capabilities significantly expand lithium-ion energy density beyond anything currently on the market.
    Faculty Affiliation: Aqualith has licensed technologies from the University of Maryland based upon the work of Chunsheng Wang, Professor, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, in collaboration with Kang Xu, Senior Chemist at U.S. Army Research Laboratory.

    Astrapi Corporation

    The Astrapi Corporation is developing a new telecommunications method called spiral modulation, which could support performance advances across a wide range of radio communications, including more efficient cellular networks, lower demands for spectrum usage, the next generation of deep space communications, and more.

    Dobbs Defense Solutions

    Dobbs Defense Solutions delivers mission-centric IT, cybersecurity, and analytics solutions for government and commercial clients through the convergence of automation, innovation, and training.
    University Affiliation: Erica Dobbs, MBA and a Master of Science Degree in Cybersecurity, University of Maryland Global Campus.

    Engineering and Scientific Research Associates

    Engineering and Scientific Research Associates develops a new respiratory spirometer replacement device to diagnose pulmonary diseases in both-children and the elderly.

    Future Mobility Labs

    Future Mobility Labs develops a travel demand management application that provides incentives to individuals who use public transport or carpool, as well as those who travel at off-peak times. The company has partnerships with the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well municipalities and companies.
    Faculty Affiliation: Lei Zhang, Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Maryland Transportation Institute

    GlycoT Therapeutics

    GlycoT Therapeutics develops a chemoenzymatic glycosylation technology for the glycoengineering of therapeutic proteins, such as monoclonal antibodies, to improve their therapeutic efficacy.
    Faculty Affiliation: Lai-Xi Wang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Hawkeye MedTech

    Hawkeye MedTech's TotalCare telehealth is more than just a video platform.  Scheduled virtual visits; Remote Patient Monitoring; Care Coordination; uploading medical records; adding caregivers on the call; connected medical devices; and proprietary patient dashboard are some of its salient features. Use of TotalCare results in increased revenue, improved efficiency and decreased provider liability.

    High T-Tech

    High T-Tech make catalysts from combinations of cheaper metals that could still perform the same as conventional ones. The company’s technology could be used to make materials for catalytic converters in cars, emission systems in power plants, and a variety of chemical reactions that rely on expensive noble-metal catalysts, such as refining petroleum.
    Faculty Affiliation: Liangbing Hu, Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Director, Center for Materials Innovation, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute


    InventWood develops cellulose-based innovations that can replace commonly used materials, creating superior, lower-cost, and environmentally sustainable products. The company’s technology portfolio includes the very strong and tough MettleWood™, insulating wood, and transparent wood.
    Faculty Affiliation: Liangbing Hu, Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Director, Center for Materials Innovation, Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

    Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies

    Maryland Energy and Sensor Technologies is developing a new thermoelastic cooling technique that could eliminate inefficient vapor compression cooling in refrigerators and HVAC systems. The company is also investigating the use of its thermoelastic cooling technology for commercial use across multiple industries.
    Faculty Affiliation: Ichiro Takeuchi, Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering,Maryland Energy Innovation Institute

    Microsphere Materials Solutions

    Microsphere Materials Solutions develops high-performance, patented, glass-only buoyancy foam as a plug-and-play replacement for commonly used syntactic foams in undersea and surface vehicles. The company’s foam reduces overall vehicle weight, increases payload, and allows for the development of smaller vehicles.
    Faculty Affiliation: Norman Wereley, Department Chair, Minta Martin Professor of AerospaceEngineering, Director, Composites Research Laboratory (CORE), KeystoneProfessor, Department of Aerospace Engineering. University Affiliation: Matthew DeMay, MBA, UMD; John Howard, Ph.D., Materials Science, UMD; Adi Edery, B.S.,Aerospace Engineering, and MBA, UMD.


    MimoCloud develops a cloud-based, data-fusion solution that dynamically integrates complex sensor networks to rapidly provide critical decision-making intelligence.


    MPLEX is developing a multiplayer, virtual reality tank combat game that also reduces the onset of VR simulation sickness without compromising player vision or game mechanics.

    Mukh Technologies

    Mukh Technologies develops facial recognition software and analysis technology. The company combines face detection and a facial analytics web API to process terabytes of data in minutes, with best-in-class face detection, alignment and recognition.
    Faculty Affiliation: Rama Chellappa, Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies


    Pathotrak is developing a foodborne pathogen detection device that can detect pathogens in as little as six hours, versus the industry standard of24. Rapid, effective pathogen detection could save money on food recalls, as well as reduce the holding costs of food production.
    Faculty Affiliation: Javier Atencia, former Research Faculty, Fischell Department of Bioengineering

    Pendulum Analytics

    Pendulum Analytics builds AI-driven decision-making support technology supported by the company’s network of integrated systems. The company partners with a wide range of firms to acquire the data customers need to make the best decision. 
    University Affiliation: William Sherman, MBA and MFIN, UMD


    Resensys sells long-lasting, energy-scavenging wireless sensors and sensor networks that remotely monitor the integrity of structures such as bridges, tunnels, and heavy machinery. The company’s sensors monitor strain(stress), vibration (acceleration), displacement, crack activity, tilt, inclination, temperature, and humidity.
    Faculty Affiliation: Mehdi Kalantari, Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    SD Nanosciences

    SD Nanosciences is focused on breakthroughs in nanotechnology to develop biotechnological applications for vaccine formulation, targeted drug delivery, and diagnostics.
    Faculty Affiliations: Philip DeShong, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Daniel Stein, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

    VisiSonics Corporation

    VisiSonics is a 3D spatial audio technology company with a complete suite of products that enhances end-users’ performance and overall experience. The company's offerings included 3D audio rendering, capture and analysis, and personalization software, as well as acoustic visualization and measurement solutions. VisiSonics’ physics-based RealSpace 3D audio technology is licensed by consumer electronics brands, semi-conductor manufacturers, game developers and the military.  In addition, the company's acoustic measurement and visualization solutions for NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) and industrial noise detection are used by top auto manufacturers, leading research institutions and the military.
    Faculty Affiliation: Ramani Duraiswami, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies