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


    Admission and advising for the Minor is managed by Mtech’s Office of Learning and Development. Advising questions related to how the Minor courses may count towards degree requirements or other program requirements should be directed to a student’s academic advisor.

    Students may apply to the Minor on a rolling basis. To enroll in the Minor, students will complete an advising worksheet detailing when they will enroll in each course. Students must apply for the Minor no later than one year before their graduation date. Applicants will be notified of their admission status within 30 days of submission. Please direct questions to mtecheducation@umd.edu.

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