Mtech connects hundreds of Maryland technology companies each year with University of Maryland resources to help them succeed, including: joint funding for research projects conducted with university faculty; bioprocessing services, expertise and workforce training; and manufacturing solutions.

MtechMaryland Industrial Partnerships Program (
Research Funding for Technology Product Development

MIPS provides funding for research projects connecting Maryland companies with University System of Maryland faculty to develop technology-based products, services or training. Through MIPS, companies have created or improved revolutionary technologies, including: MedImmune’s Synagis® drug, which prevents a respiratory disease in infants; HughesNet®,, the world’s leading Internet-via-satellite product; Black & Decker’s ultra-efficient masonry drill bits; and Martek Bioscience’s top-selling nutritional additive for healthy foods. Since 1987, MIPS has connected more than 400 companies in Maryland with faculty in the University System of Maryland to develop products in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology, engineering, computer science, information technology, homeland security, defense, and energy. More»

MtechBiotechnology Research and Education Program (
Bioprocessing, Scale-Up, Education, Training, and Productivity Enhancement for Biotech Companies in Maryland

BREP provides research, education and the development of biotechnology products and processes for Maryland companies. BREP’s Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility expert staff offer product scale-up and production capabilities for fermentation, cell culture, separation, purification and analysis. BREP staff address challenging problems with biopolymers, turbulence and multiphase fluid dynamics, biosensors, process analysis and control, and both metabolic and biochemical engineering. BREP also offers customized training programs, which may include hands-on training using a client’s production equipment, or equipment in the BSF. BREP’s Productivity Enhancement initiative applies “Lean Manufacturing” principles to bio-manufacturing. More»

MtechEntrepreneur Office Hours (
Free, Open Office Hours for UM Students, Faculty, Staff, and Regional Entrepreneurs with Tech-Based Startups or Ideas

Mtech hosts free office hours each month to help aspiring and current entrepreneurs with tech-based startups or ideas get advice on how to:

  • build and finance a startup company
  • develop and protect intellectual property
  • navigate the technology transfer process
  • refine business strategy for rapid growth
  • tap into other entrepreneurial resources


MtechTechnology Advancement Program (
Leading Technology Venture Incubator in Maryland

For more than 20 years, TAP has helped build some of the most successful tech companies in Maryland, including Martek Biosciences, Digene Corporation,, DataStream Content Solutions and NovaScreen. TAP’s staff, comprised of seasoned veterans of startups and venture capital firms, provide: business advice and support, market intelligence, introductions and access to funding. TAP offers furnished offices, flexible lab space, faculty expertise, a talented student pool, and resources afforded by a top research university. More»

MtechFunding (

Mtech offers a variety of funding programs, from MIPS R&D funding for product development, and the Chesapeake Bay Seed Capital Fund, which supports Maryland-based startup companies with innovative technologies that may help improve air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay area. More»


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