Fostering entrepreneurship through collaboration

MEIA focuses on early-stage technology commercialization in partnership with Maryland-based Universities and Labs to support Maryland's Clean Energy and Climate Goals. MEIA supports solar, wind, batteries, energy efficiency, grid modernization, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), and any other technology that reduces greenhouse gas emissions or provides negative emissions benefits in the electric, oil and gas, residential, commercial or industrial sectors.


Mtech Ventures is a University of Maryland incubator for technology-based innovations commercialized at the university. Mtech Ventures helps early-stage startups survive the critical period in their development between conducting customer discovery and raising their first round of venture capital.

The Dingman Center is an award-winning hub for entrepreneurship that is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community to educate, empower and equip students with the business skills needed to be an entrepreneur and the resources necessary to make their business ideas a reality.

Startup Shell is a student-run startup incubator and co-working space at the University of Maryland. We provide the student entrepreneurship community with the space, resources, and network to explore ideas, collaborate, and scale their ventures.

UM Ventures, College Park leverages a variety of services and resources for faculty, staff, and students to protect intellectual property resources, build partnerships with business and government, and return investment to the University and its stakeholders through technology licensing and forming startups.