MRC/Mtech Seminar: Overview of the Resources Available Through Mtech
Friday, September 13, 2019
3137 Iribe Center
301 405 4358
Overview of the Resources Available Through the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park
Mtech’s mission 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 offers programs, courses, workshops and competitions to help aspiring entrepreneurs learn how to bring their ideas and products to the world. Mtech helps faculty, student, and regional entrepreneurs create successful ventures.
Founded in 1983, Mtech has had an impact of over $30 billion on the Maryland economy and helped create or retain over 7,000 jobs. Mtech leads the mid-Atlantic node for the NSF iCorps program and the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program. Top-selling products such as MedImmune’s Synagis®, which protects infants from a deadly respiratory disease, and Hughes Communications’ HughesNet®, which brings satellite-based, high-speed Internet access to the world, were developed through or significantly enhanced by Mtech programs. Billion dollar companies including Martek Biosciences and Digene Corporation graduated from the Mtech incubators.
Dr. Peter Sandborn is the Director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) and a Professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Sandborn is a member of the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland where his research group develops life-cycle cost models and business case support for long field life electronic systems including obsolescence forecasting algorithms, strategic design refresh planning, lifetime buy optimization, and return on investment models for maintenance planning. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications that have appeared in journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and books. Dr. Sandborn is a Fellow of the ASME, IEEE and PHM Society. He has a B.S. degree in engineering physics from the University of Colorado, and an M.S. degree in electrical science and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.