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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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    DC I-CORPS > FAQ

    FAQ

    Q:

    What is the difference between the regional DC I-Corps and the national NSF I-Corps programs?

      A:

      DC I-Corps is designed to be a regional program, meant to foster and grow the wealth of knowledge in the greater Washington, DC and mid-Atlantic area. For the DC I-Corps program, you do not need prior NSF funding. We encourage faculty at regional universities, researchers at federal labs, and technology entrepreneurs from the general community to apply to this program. The NSF I-Corps program requires that the lead faculty member (PI) have an NSF lineage. The National Program also provides $50K in grant money to complete the program, whereas the DC I-Corps program does not.

      Q:

      Do we need a previous grant to qualify for DC I-Corps?

        A:

        No.

        Q:

        Can you help me find a mentor?

          A:

          Absolutely! Please contact us at info@dcicorps.org

          Q:

          Does the entire team have to attend the on-site training sessions & participate in the WebEx calls once a week?

            A:

            Yes, all members of the team need to be involved in the entire process, including both onsite programs and the WebEx calls.

            Q:

            At what stage does my project need to be?

              A:

              Please click here for program requirements.

              Q:

              Should I have disclosed the IP or have a patent filed prior to attending?

                A:

                We strongly encourage university and federal lab participants to speak with their Tech Transfer offices and/or patent attorneys prior to attending the program. There is the potential that IP information could be disclosed during the course of this program, although it is highly discouraged and should not be necessary.