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Innovate Maryland

About Innovate Maryland


Innovate Maryland is the annual celebration of the University's innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors, and creatives.

This signature event brings together campus innovators, alumni, and community partners to recognize the transformational impact made by our faculty, students, and alumni, including awards for Invention and Startup of the Year.

On April 21st, we welcomed President Pines as he shared his vision and commitment to elevating UMD's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.


  • Welcome and Introductions

  • President's Remarks

  • Q&A with President Pines

  • Awards Presentations

  • Invention of the Year

  • Life Science Award     

  • Physical Sciences Award   

  • Informational Science Award   

  • Overall Invention of the Year

  • Startup of the Year

  • Student Entrepreneur and Mentor of the Year (Rudy Awards)

Innovate Maryland 2021 Sponsors

Carter DeLuca

Carter, DeLuca & Farrell LLP

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Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT)

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Early Charm Ventures

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Fulton Bank

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Klarquist Sparkman, LLP

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Quarles & Brady LLP

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Squire Patton Boggs

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Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

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Terrapin Development Company (TDC)

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