Established as a part of the University System of Maryland in 1966, the university specializes in the natural sciences and engineering, while also offering programs in the liberal arts.
UMBC Research and Technology Park is a 71 acre development on the campus hosting technology, bioscience and research organizations, many of which are engaged in partnership with the University. The research park is split into two campuses. The North Campus focuses primarily on cybersecurity, and includes the Cyber Incubator and a new addition of the CyberHive. The South Campus is a life-science and business incubator, and has graduated over 50 companies through its program. Research Park tenants include the US Geological Survey, US Forestry Service, CardioMed Device Consultants, Audacious Inquiry, Med-IQ, Physician Practice, Inc., Retirement Living TV, Ascentium Corporation, Solvern Innovations, RMF Engineering, Inc., Convergent Technology, Clear Resolution Consulting, Fearless Solutions, Potomac Photonics, and Next Breath.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Study finds that Ebola vaccine is safe and stimulates strong immune responses in adults in Mali and USA – November 19, 2015
- ‘Squid skin’ metamaterials project yields vivid color display – September 24, 2014
- New Low-Cost, Nondestructive Technology Cuts Risk from Mercury Hot Spots
- NASA announces new CubeSat space mission candidates