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

    MIPS Funding Schedule

    Below is the latest schedule of events and deadlines pertaining to MIPS funding rounds.

    MIPStrack accounts available

    September 2, 2022

    Deadline for Proposal submission in MIPStrack

    Project commencement

    October 17, 2022

    Evaluation Board selections

    December 8, 2022

    Companies electronically execute agreements

    January 6, 2023

    February 1, 2023

    Companies submit certificate of liability insurance

    January 13, 2023

    Schedule for Execution of MIPS Agreements

    In order for the university to meet its commitments, including hiring of students for projects, we require companies to meet the above deadline for signing and returning contracts to MIPS.