The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) is a national leader in entrepreneurship and innovation education and venture creation and is a pioneer in building successful university-company partnerships.
An initiative of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, 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.
Mtech’s programs have a track record of yielding:
- Successful companies;
- Blockbuster, life-changing and essential technology products;
- Students of all majors equipped with entrepreneurial mindsets and the practical knowledge of how to successfully launch technology ventures;
- International partnerships that bring companies to Maryland; and
- Biotechnology companies and products and a skilled biotechnology workforce
After a year of planning, Mtech launched three programs in 1985 to encourage closer collaboration between the Clark School and industry in the State of Maryland. A fourth program to help companies to develop new and improved products was started in 1987. Starting in 2000, Mtech began to methodically build a comprehensive entrepreneurship ecosystem, and broadened its mission to: educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs, help them create successful technology ventures, and connect companies with University of Maryland resources to help them succeed.