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UM Ventures OTC is also a core component of UM Ventures, a joint initiative of the MPowering the State Program, bringing together the University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore to commercialize discoveries and create economic impact by engaging partners in industry and social ventures. By encouraging our students and faculty and providing expert advice and business services, we will help more discoveries and innovations at both campuses reach the market. Engaging directly with external partners will bring new investment, expanded markets, and more startup ventures.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem The University of Maryland is dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship among students and faculty. OTC is a critical component in UM Ventures’ efforts to integrate campus-wide entrepreneurial activities, support success and impact of university-originated products and services, while building and promoting the regional innovation ecosystem.

Services Our experienced, interdisciplinary team is here to guide university faculty, staff, and students through the technology transfer cycle.


1st patent assigned to UMD issued for a method of producing a Newcastle disease virus vaccine


UMD inventions administered by outside agent

UMD Office of Technology Commercialization: Impact Report  
UMD Office of Technology Commercialization: Impact Report