Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
The University of Maryland is home to many energy related centers dedicated to working across disciplinary boundaries and transforming science research.
Since it's inception in 2017, MEII has awarded $400K/year in Energy Seed Grants and has helped launch 15 companies in the state of Maryland - many of which have received additional private investment.
MEII has helped obtain over $79M in federal funding for the state of Maryland economy. Based on the share of the Strategic Energy Investment Fund (SEIF) that supports its activities, MEII has demonstrated a 33X return to the State based on federal research alone.
Maryland is on target to reduce state GHG emissions in 2030 by 40% from the 2006 levels while providing significant job growth in the energy industry and providing economic benefits.
Maryland ranks FIRST in per capita Research and Development expenditures.
Maryland is ranked in the top 5 most innovative states by Bloomberg, the Milken Institute and WalletHub.