bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park

bwtech@UMBC brings research, entrepreneurship, business leads, prospective clients and economic development in the Maryland region to one singular place—a place full of like-minded businesses on the forefront of innovation. The bwtech@UMBC community is a center of innovation for businesses in all different stages of development. Our 71-acre community is located minutes from BWI Thurgood Marshall airport and adjacent to UMBC. We are:

  • A location for start-up companies to grow;
  • A location for established companies to expand their business, network and find;
    talent, and
  • A place for visiting companies to network with other like-minded businesses.

bwtech@UMBC North

bwtech@UMBC North is a five building, 41-acre university-affiliated business park, with over 350,000 square feet of Class A office and laboratory space designed for technology companies and research institutions. Over 55 organizations call the Park home, including the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA/Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Allegis, and RMF Engineering. bwtech@UMBC’s unique public-private partnership offers tenants access to world-class UMBC faculty, students, technology, programs and facilities. The Cyber Incubator, as well as the Northrop Grumman Cync Program, is located within bwtech@UMBC North campus. Both the Cyber Incubator and the Cync Program were created to deliver business and technical support to early stage companies providing cybersecurity-related products and services.

Located directly adjacent to the UMBC campus and minutes from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, the Park is convenient to a number of federal agencies and research centers such as NSA, NIH, FDA, DOE, The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Medical Center. bwtech@UMBC companies also benefit from the Park’s federal HUBZone and state Enterprise Zone designations.

bwtech@UMBC South

The bwtech@UMBC South is a nationally-recognized life science and technology business incubation and accelerator program that is home to over 35 early-stage bioscience and technology companies. Clients enjoy 165,000 square feet of affordable office and wet lab space, flexible lease arrangements, as well as access to resources and networking opportunities to help their businesses succeed. An experienced entrepreneurial services staff provides resident companies with general business support services and access to an active network of mentors and investors. Our program is unique in its affiliation with UMBC and provides for potential collaborative relationships with UMBC faculty and graduate students, and access to shared scientific equipment and other university resources. Since its inception in 1989, the bwtech@UMBC Life Sciences Incubator has graduated over 50 companies, including Celsis/InVitro Technologies, Next Breath LLC, AVIcode Inc., and Direct Dimensions.

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