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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    Honors College



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

    The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) was closed in Spring 2021 and is no longer accepting students. For more information or any inquiries, contact Honors College: honors@umd.edu.

    Living-Learning Entrepreneurship Program

    A joint program of the Honors College and the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program (EIP) was launched in 2010 to provide University of Maryland Honors College freshmen and sophomores with an interdisciplinary, living and learning education to help build the entrepreneurial mindsets, skill sets, and relationships invaluable to developing innovative, impactful solutions to today's problems.

    View the EIP retrospective to read more about the program. Links about some of the students who participated in the program, photos, and the annual Terp Tank competition have been preserved,

    EIP 10-Year Retrospective

    EIP Curriculum

    The EIP academic program combined special classes taught by faculty with extensive academic, professional and entrepreneurial experiences and the wide range of additional education opportunities offered by a large research institution. 15 credits were required for the EIP Honors Citation. Four courses totaling 9 credits were exclusively available to EIP students and were taken one per semester for each of the first four semesters.  6 of these EIP credits could be applied toward a Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship.

    Curriculum Flow diagram

    Freshman Year

    Fall Semester

    HEIP 143: Foundations of Entrepreneurship & Innovation was a seminar course focused on building the entrepreneurial mindset and introducing basic entrepreneurship principles and terminology. (1 credit)

    Spring Semester

    HEIP 144: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship & Innovation inspires innovation and creativity through interactive lectures, workshops, and case studies in contemporary issues to include design, energy, life sciences, healthcare, technology. (3 credit)

    Sophomore Year

    Fall Semester

    HEIP 240: Exploring International Entrepreneurship & Innovation provided an introduction to the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship and innovation from an international perspective through lectures and guest speakers with international experiences. (3 credit)

    Spring Semester

    HEIP 241: EIP Capstone: Creating Enterprise with Social Impact addressed the global necessity to develop and implement solutions to critical social and environmental concerns in ways that are both technologically viable and economically sustainable. Top ventures may be awarded part of the $50,000 Mtech Impact Seed Fund. (2 credit)

    EIP introductory video.

    EIP inaugural cohort and first employers.

    EIP students and staff with Board of Trustee Member Eric Francis.