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


    Daniel J. Carafelli, C.P.M., A.P.P.

    Procurement Professional in Residence
    Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
    A. James Clark School of Engineering
    University of Maryland

    Dan Carafelli tracks emerging technologies, global supply chains, and capital procurement strategies for aviation, transportation, and the built environment. He holds the lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) credentials from the Institute for Supply Management. His professional memberships include the Institute for Supply Management, National Procurement Institute, and Airport Purchasing Group. Dan is a three-time graduate of the University of Maryland Global Campus with a B.S. in Business and Management, B.S. in Computer Studies, and Graduate Certificate in Financial Management.