Entrepreneurial and Start-up Resources

Start-up Company Resources

If you're affiliated with the University of Maryland and are interested in starting a company with your technology, after completing and submitting an intellectual property disclosure form (doc) to OTC, visit MTECH's Venture Accelerator website.


OTC periodically sponsors Inventors Seminars to provide the University's faculty, staff and students an opportunity to listen to creative thoughts from successful inventors on the technology-innovation process. These seminars focus on both the technical and legal aspects of creating and commercializing intellectual property.

Industry, Government and Venture Capitalists Presentations

To highlight the wide range of technologies developed at the University, OTC hosts technology showcases, venture fairs and symposia for industry and government representatives, venture capitalists and angel investors. These activities, along with OTC's decades of experience in technology transfer, have resulted in close university-industry partnerships with many companies in Maryland, throughout the United States, and around the world.

On-Campus Presentations

At the request of University departments, administrative units and faculty members, members from OTC's staff will give an overview presentation about all aspects of the technology transfer process, with specific emphasis on protecting intellectual property.

Campus-wide Partnerships

OTC has also developed close ties with University offices such as the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute, the Technology Advancement Program, the Small Business Technology Development Center and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship to demonstrate to the local community, industry and government the broad range of technology transfer services, R&D funding and partnering opportunities and entrepreneurial capabilities the University of Maryland has available.


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Office of Technology Commercialization
2130 Mitchell Building
7999 Regents Dr.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-405-3947  |  Fax: 301-314-9502
Email: umdtechtransfer@umd.edu

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