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Invention of the Year Awards

To celebrate innovative campus research, the University of Maryland has been recognizing winners of the Inventions of the Year since 1987. In that time, 112 inventions have been awarded the high distinction, selected for their

  • technical merit,
  • improvements to existing technology,
  • commercial potential, and
  • overall benefit to society. 

Beginning in 2016, the Innovate Maryland platform was established to form a series of programs, bringing together various departments at the University of Maryland, all supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. In that spirit, to celebrate inventions disclosed in 2022 and Maryland entrepreneurs, please join UM Ventures, College Park and TEDCO for