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



    • Javazen, a current Startup Village company and Startup Shell graduate founded by three Hinman CEOs Program alumni, wins the grand prize, including $75,000, in the 2016 Cupid’s Cup Competition


    • Startup Shell alumni Scott Block and Avi Eisenberger, who co-founded VentureBoard along with then-fellow UMD students Justin Searles and Jordan Goldstein, as well as Jeff Hilnbrand, founder of Minimill, were named toDC Inno’s 25 DC Startup Founders Under 25
    • Redox Power Systems wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award for Best Environment/Energy Company


    • FiscalNote, Co-Founded by Hinman CEOs Alumnus Jonathan Chen, is Named to 2014 CNN 10: Startups
    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education


    • Martha Connolly Inducted into American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows


    • White House Recognizes Mtech's David Barbe as Champion of Change
    • Mtech's David Barbe Receives 2011 Innovator of the Year Award from The Daily Record
    • Mtech's Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program Wins Maryland Economic Development Association 50th Anniversary Economic Impact Program Award
    • Mtech's Dr. James V. Green Wins 3E Learning Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Competition


    • Squarespace, Lurn Named to Inc. 500 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S. for the Second Straight Year
    • FlexEl Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award
    • Remedium Technologies Wins ORNL Global Venture Challenge
    • Two Hinman CEOs Students Earn Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships
    • Martha Connolly Receives President's Award at the Greater Baltimore Committee's Fifth Annual Bioscience Awards Ceremony
    • Tseai Energy Unlimited Named Semifinalist in Dell Social Innovation Competition, Wake Forest Elevator Competition


    • Remedium Technologies Wins Most Promising Security Idea at Global Security Challenge 2009 with Blood-Clotting Foam
    • Squarespace, Lurn Named to Inc. 500 List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.
    • University of Maryland Company Trauma Solutions Named Finalist in $250K Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco Systems Global Business Plan Competition
    • Mtech Technology Advancement Program Graduate Lurn Inc. Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award
    • Zymetis Inc. Named Top 50 “Cleantech/Greentech” Company


    • TAP Graduate Company TRX Systems Wins Global Security Challenge
    • Technology Advancement Program CEO Named One of BusinessWeek.com's Best U.S. Entrepreneurs 25 and Under
    • Mtech Technology Advancement Program Companies AccuStrata, TRX Systems, Zymetis Win Incubator Company of the Year Awards
    • Mtech's David Barbe Wins Olympus 2008 Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award


    • MIPS Wins National Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development Award from State Science and Technology Institute
    • Mtech, Hinman CEOs Cited in Fortune Small Business Magazine's Top Programs for Undergrad Entrepreneurs
    • MIPS Companies Sweep Greater Baltimore Committee's 2007 Baltimore Region Bioscience Awards
    • Digene Corporation Inducted into Maryland Incubator Company of Year Awards Hall of Fame


    • Joint UMMAP/MDE Program Wins National Pollution Prevention Award
    • Pixelligent Wins Incubator Company of the Year Award, Martek Biosciences Inducted into Hall of Fame


    • Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Wins National SBA “Best Practice” Award
    • Innovative Biosensors Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award


    • University of Maryland Entrepreneurship Pioneer Named Educator of the Year
    • DataStream Content Solutions Wins Incubator Company of the Year Award


    • Hinman Program Lands Award, Recognized as National Leader in Entrepreneurship Education
    • Two University Start-Ups Receive Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards


    • NeuralStem, Claragen Win Incubator Company of the Year Awards