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

    About the Donor

    Warren Citrin co-founded Solipsys Corporation in March 1996.  He was the CEO and a member of the Board of Solipsys from 1996 until the sale of the company to Raytheon Company in March 2003.  Under his leadership, Solipsys grew to more than 200 employees with no debt or outside ownership.  In May, 2003, he won the Ernst and Young award for Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year.  Following the sale to Raytheon, Mr. Citrin was selected for membership to the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems oversight committee, which directs the efforts of over 12,000 employees worldwide.  He held that position and remained as President and Board member of Raytheon Solipsys until leaving the company in April, 2005, to start a new venture.  His new company, Gloto Corp., specializes in the application of technology to improve mobile consumer/merchant transactions.

    Prior to his founding of Solipsys, Mr. Citrin was the assistant supervisor of the Engineering Analysis Group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). During his 18 years at JHU/APL, he contributed to the design and development of automatic signal processing and tracking systems for numerous surface and airborne combatant radar systems. From 1985 until 1996, Mr. Citrin led the design, development, and integration of what remains the U.S. Navy's premier radar network, the Cooperative Engagement Capability.

    Mr. Citrin received a BSEE from the University of South Carolina in 1973 and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977.

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