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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    Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute


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


    Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS)

    Funding for tech product development projects teaming Maryland-based companies with University System of Maryland faculty

    Mtech Ventures

    University of Maryland incubator for technology-based innovations commercialized at the university

    Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

    Online master's program that educates and empowers graduate students to launch and lead innovative startups and corporate ventures

    UMD I-Corps

    Real-world, hands-on training on how to successfully incorporate innovations into successful products and licensing opportunities

    Master of Professional Studies in Product Management

    Build the knowledge, competencies, and relationships to lead the product life cycle from discovery to delivery

    Hinman CEOs Program

    Nation’s first living-learning entrepreneurship program, serving approximately 90 upperclassmen from diverse majors

    Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation

    15-credit technology entrepreneurship minor available to all students on campus

    Free, Open Entrepreneur Office Hours

    Office hours for regional entrepreneurs with bio- or tech-based startups or ideas

    MOOC: Developing Innovative Ideas for New Companies

    Free Coursera class that helps students explore how to identify and develop great ideas into great companies

    edX: Identifying Entrepreneurial Opportunities

    Learn skills for identifying and acting on entrepreneurial opportunities for startup companies and corporate innovations

    Courses in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Entrepreneurship and innovation courses for undergraduate, graduate, professional, middle and high school students


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

    Terp Young Scholars

    Discovering New Ventures - Startup Companies summer course for high school students

    Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund

    DNR-backed venture fund for MD startups with innovative technology addressing Chesapeake Bay pollution

    Startup Shell

    Student-run, co-working space and incubator at the University of Maryland that fosters entrepreneurship through collaboration

    Impact Seed Fund

    $25,000 seed fund for students in the Hinman CEOs, EIP, and Hillman Entrepreneurs programs

    Rapid Prototyping Center

    Home to three higher-end machines, electronics prototyping equipment, several high-powered desktop workstations for CAD, and high-accuracy measurement equipment

    MakerBot Innovation Center

    Centralized, scalable 3D printing space that empowers everyone to invent, innovate, iterate, and replicate