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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    Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute


    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential


    Undergraduate students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering who have completed at least 14 credit hours and attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to apply for ASPIRE scholarships. In semesters where the ASPIRE budget is sufficient to fund all applications received by the due date, ASPIRE may accept a lower GPA. Mentors must be engineering faculty or staff. Students may submit only one application per semester or summer. Students who have already won two ASPIRE scholarships are ineligible for further ASPIRE awards.

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