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Innovation @ UMD

November 2
UMD to Partner in Effort to Build Big Data Solutions for Regional Challenges
UMD will participate in a new effort to develop a Big Data Regional Innovation Hub serving Maryland, 15 other southern states and the District of Columbia. 
November 2
Two UMD Students Selected as National University Innovation Fellows to Engage the Campus in I&E
With eight total University Innovation Fellows (UIFs), UMD accounts for almost one in five of all UIFs in the country.
October 29
College Park Bolstered by Arrival of Enterprise Data Startup Immuta
As tech hub grows, new partner aims to leverage University of Maryland research and talent.
October 15
UMD Named a Finalist for a 2015 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Award
UMD honored for exemplary initiatives in education and workforce development by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
October 5
The Phillips Collection and University of Maryland Form Dynamic Partnership to Transform Scholarship and Innovation in the Arts
Collaboration includes new curriculum, experimental and community-focused education programs, naming of The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection, and a new Phillips Collection gallery and open storage facility in College Park.
August 10
UMD National Transportation Center Awarded $4.5 Million Department of Energy Grant
NTC@Maryland to develop technology to deliver personalized, real-time travel information to users and incentivize energy-efficient travel.
July 27
Sensing Drugged Driving: UMD Researchers Receive Grant for Roadside Drug Test
UMD start-up receives $150,000 Small Business Innovation grant for technology to identify drivers under the influence of illegal drugs. 
July 17
Battling Wildfires from Space: UMD & NASA Add to Firefighters' Toolkit
U.S. firefighters battling wildfires this year will get a clearer view of these threats with new UMD-led, NASA-funded satellite-based tools to better detect fires and predict their behavior. 
June 24
University of Maryland Named to 2015 Class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) honors 18 public institutions committed to economic engagement in annual list.
June 18
Custom Battery Manufacturer, FlexEl, to Open State-of-the-Art-Facility in College Park
University of Maryland spin-out will bring 50 new jobs to Prince George’s County as part of public-private partnership and advancements in Greater College Park. 
June 2
UMD Teams Awarded More Than Five Million Dollars to Improve Power Plant Cooling
UMD projects are 2 of 23 funded as part of a $60 million investment by ARPA-E's Advanced Research in a Dry Cooling program to spur transformative new power plant cooling technologies.
June 1
Annual HCIL Symposium Highlights Latest in Technology Research & Innovation
More than 200 attend 32nd annual UMD event featuring wearable technology, data visualization and more.
May 19
UMD Researcher Developing Virtual "CyberHeart" for Testing & Improving Implantable Cardiac Devices
Digital platform to accelerate the development of medical devices used in the treatment of heart disease.
April 30
Food Safety, Energy Storage & Video Authentication Innovations Honored at UMD's Annual Invention of the Year Awards
A new method for detecting bacteria in complex food samples, a revolutionary nanopore battery, and a new technique for verifying the source of video streams are the winners of the annual UMD Invention of the Year Awards.
April 28
University of Maryland to Host 4th Annual Do Good Challenge
Innovation-driven student groups make social impact and compete for more than $20,000 in cash prizes.