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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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    ASPIRE PROGRAM > Evaluation

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

    Evaluation Criteria

    Criteria for evaluating applications for ASPIRE internships include the following:

    • the project's educational value to the student
    • the student's qualifications
    • the results of the previous ASPIRE project (if applicable)
    • the project's potential industry impact
    • the amount of matching funds offered
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