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


    The Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility was created in 1985 to help Maryland companies, as well as university and federal researchers, scale-up biotechnology products efficiently and inexpensively.

    The BSF would later be expanded to include yearly workshops on Fermentation, Downstream Processing and Cell Culture, as well as customized trainings for companies such as MedImmune.

    A second facility dedicated to Cell Culture technologies was opened in Shady Grove in 2010. The expanded focus prompted a rename to the Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP), which included the Bioprocessing Scale-Up Facility (BSF) in College Park, and the Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility (BAF) in Shady Grove.

    More than 125 students and employees worked in BREP during its 35-year history. The program was closed in 2020.