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Mtech's Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Announces 17 Research Projects
Mtech's Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), today announces 17 research projects teaming Maryland companies and university faculty to develop high technology and biotechnology commercial products.
Projects include a system to harvest nutrients from wastewater, technology to restore vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay, high-performance wind turbines for residential and other applications, as well as therapeutics or medical technologies related to diabetes, kidney disease, bladder disorder, fungal infections, non-healing wounds, and cancer. They also include an unmanned aircraft system that takes off vertically, new, highly efficient traffic surveillance technology, a system for reducing the crystallinity of cellulose for biofuel applications, an integrated flight control system, a high-definition head-mounted display, an exoskeleton device for hand and finger rehabilitation, an automated manufacturing process for paint brushes, a polymer coating for gold nanorods, and more.
Worth $3 million, the projects combine $1.5 million from participating companies and $1.5 million from MIPS. Funding supports research in the laboratories of participating university faculty, who work closely with partner companies to advance their products. All funding goes to the project faculty and often supports the work of graduate students.
Projects approved include:
This is the 45th round of MIPS funding. The program has supported research projects with more than 450 different Maryland companies since 1987.
University System of Maryland institutions participating include, along with the number of projects:
Projects are subject to final contract negotiations.
February 4, 2010