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Maryland International Incubator

The Maryland International Incubator (MI2) is the result of a collaboration between the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED). The mission of the International Incubator is to connect Maryland and International companies for successful joint ventures through a targeted array of business services, state-of-the-art facilities, and world-class resources.

The Maryland economy benefits from increased commercial activity resulting from the International Incubator. Maryland faculty and students benefit from intellectual and cultural exchange. International companies benefit from successful partnerships with both Maryland companies and the University.

Overview

The Maryland International Incubator (MI2) is established to encourage collaboration in the following market segments:

  • Healthcare
  • Environment
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Fire Protection

MI2 provides companies with:

  • Direct access to world-class faculty, students and research facilities;
  • physical space for companies to reside in;
  • hands-on mentoring and training; and
  • networking opportunities with potential partners having common or complementary interests with potential investors.

Current Companies

China

India

  • Indus Links

Israel

  • Gigaspaces

Italy

  • Loccioni Group

Japan

  • Canon Life Sciences

Kazakhstan

  • SJC National Scientific & Tech Holding Company

Romania

  • Romanian Group For Investments and Consultancy

Russia

  • Romanian GroU.S.-Russia Innovation Corridorup For Investments and Consultancy

South Korea

  • Samin Sciences

Taiwan

  • Foxconn

Graduate Companies

Bangladesh

  • Za Za Limited

Canada

China

Great Britain

India

  • Indus Links

Japan

Kazakhstan

  • JSC National Scientific & Tech Holding Company

Romania

  • Romanian Group For Investments and Consultancy

Russia

South Korea

  • Foxconn

Resources

Resources Resources available to companies in MI2 through the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech):

University/Region

The University of Maryland and the Greater Washington Region together offer a wealth of business, intellectual and cultural resources to enhance the activities of both companies and professional located in the region.

University of Maryland

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. For more information about the University of Maryland, visit www.umd.edu.

Washington, D.C. Region

  • 4th largest U.S. metro population (more than 6 million)
  • Economy grew 19.6% (inflation-adjusted) in the past five years
  • Over the past 20 years, led the nation in employment growth
  • Home to 700 internationally owned companies
  • Largest number of Inc. 500 companies for nine consecutive years (50 firms in 2005)
  • Three airports serve the region with more than 1,085 daily non-stop flights to 95 domestic locations, and direct flights to 34 international destinations
  • Home to the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum complex, whose extensive facilities are all free of charge

Apply

Companies interested in exploring opportunities with the Maryland International Incubator should fill out the interest questionnaire below.

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Contact

Maryland International Incubator
8400 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20742
mi2@umd.edu Tel: 301.982.0440 Fax: 301.403.4105