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Innovation @ UMD

April 8
UMD Invention of the Year Nominees Push Boundaries in Health, Energy and Security
Campus inventors to be honored at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships.
April 8
University of Maryland Start-Up Wins 11th Annual Cupid's Cup Competition
Entrepreneurship competition founded by UMD alumnus and Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank recognizes Javazen for leading the world of coffee to a healthier place.
March 31
University of Maryland, State, County & City Officials Celebrate Opening of FlexEl Facility in College Park
FlexEl LLC, a custom battery solutions company, has opened a research, development and manufacturing facility in Prince George’s County, Md. 
March 30
Unique Food Destination Featuring Arts and Innovation Coming to College Park
UMD alumnus Scott Plank to partner with University on an innovative new development concept featuring culinary, performing arts, entertainment and collaborative entrepreneurship.
March 25
Data Analytics Startup FactGem Opens for Business in College Park
FactGem, a next-generation data analytics company, is moving its headquarters to College Park, relocating from its former offices in Ohio.
March 23
UMD Establishes Educational Partnership with Walter Reed Bethesda to Benefit Wounded Warriors
Partnership increases educational opportunities for graduate students across a broad range of UMD colleges and programs.
March 22
UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M to Lead USDA Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Reuse, Food & Health
A multidisciplinary team, led by the School of Public Health, is dedicating itself to developing innovative, safe and sustainable ways to irrigate food crops in variable climates.
February 3
UMD Scientists Turn Leaves into Batteries
Researchers used a carbonized oak leaf pumped full of sodium as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, according to a paper published in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces. 
February 1
UMD-led Team Advances in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
Team of students will test prototype design of a new form of transportation in which passenger-carrying pods travel through above-ground tubes at high speeds.  
January 21
$3 Million NSF Grant Advances Graduate Training Model in Language Science at UMD
Language scientists join forces to develop training model to equip future leaders with skills for careers in STEM, academia, communications and policy.
December 23
UMD Professor of Practice & Alumnus Robert E. Fischell to Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Fischell to receive the nation's highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States.  
November 24
UMD Bioscience Day Brings Together Researchers, Venture Capitalists & Entrepreneurs
Event offered researchers the opportunity to present their innovations and explain why they matter to the world.
November 19
New "UMD Guardian" Mobile App Promotes Campus Safety
The app enhances safety on campus through real-time, interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family and UMPD.
November 17
UMD Honored at 2015 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards
UMD recognized for exemplary initiatives in promoting economic development by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. 
November 10
UMD Ranked Among Nation's Elite in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
UMD ascends to Top 10 in Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine rankings.