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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    Hinman CEOs Program



    Four innovator teams selected for first cohort with Northrop Grumman

    Four teams of Maryland innovators were selected in July, 2018 to participate in the first Corprenect Program cohort to develop data analytics and cybersecurity solutions with Northrop Grumman.

    The Corprenect Program connects innovators and entrepreneurs with corporations in Maryland for technology development projects that drive innovation. Through the program, entrepreneurs and innovators advance technologies, services and solutions for interested corporations.

    This is the program’s first cohort, through which Maryland innovators were invited to develop cybersecurity solutions in conjunction with Northrop Grumman.

    Innovator teams selected from among 18 applicants include:

    Bethesda-based Adla Research LLC
    The Adla Research team, which includes A. Surjalal Sharma, a senior research scientist in the department of astronomy at the University of Maryland, plans to apply data analytics technology to cyber threats and internet traffic.

    Canfield Consulting Group (CCG) LLC
    CCG is an 8(a), small, women-owned, minority-owned, and DC CBE-registered business that provides innovative cybersecurity software products.

    Meridian Technology Systems Inc.
    Meridian Technology Systems helps secure data and devices from misappropriation by employing hardware-based cybersecurity that never trusts the device it is securing.

    TChain (DBA Yeswici LLC)
    TChain develops a massively parallel processing (MPP) EOS cloud cluster powered by artificial intelligence high-performance computing (AIHPC).

    Teams are engaged in a multi-week discovery and development process with Northrop Grumman. Following that process, select teams may be provided with incubator space and the opportunity to continue working with Northrop Grumman.

    Through Corprenect, innovators benefit by gaining a clear path to the expertise, resources and opportunities offered by corporations. Corporations benefit by engaging in low-cost, low-risk R&D with innovators through a structured program catered to their individual needs. A streamlined process for engagement benefits both sides.

    Corprenect is one of six projects to receive funding through the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) Incubation Challenge.

    Corprenect partners include Mtech, the Bowie Business Innovation Center (Bowie BIC), Inncuvate Consulting LLC, the Prince George’s Community College Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Training, and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.