TT  Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS)

     Office Locations:

2100 Potomac Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3415
Phone: 301-405-3891
Fax: 301-314-2658



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device



    The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program accelerates the commercialization of technology in Maryland by providing matching funds for collaborative R&D projects between companies and University System of Maryland faculty. With more than 400 Maryland companies participating in project awards since 1987, worth over $180 million, MIPS-supported products have generated more than $25.2 billion in sales. MIPS matching grants are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by Maryland companies and re-searchers from any of the thirteen University System institutions. The maximum MIPS award for any single project is $100,000 per year for large and small companies and $90,000 for start-up firms.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Jeanne Pekny Program Administrative Specialist
    Joseph Naft Director
    Ronnie Gist Associate Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      AHPharma Technology
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      Aparna Biosciences
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      Autonomy Engine
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      Berkeley Springs Instruments
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      Biomedica Management
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      Brain Biosciences
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      Feature Flooring Products
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      Fish Pro Grow
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      Genovation Cars
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      HY-TEK Bio
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      Information Technologies Curves
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      InstantLabs Medical Diagnostics
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      Leadership Health
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      Martek Biosciencs
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      Opticul Diagnostics
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      Quantum Sail Design Group
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      Vasoptic Medical
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