Foundation / Corporation
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) - Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program
Grants to Maryland businesses and nonprofit organizations working with IHE researchers to research and develop new products and technologies. Interested applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting a proposal. Funding is intended to support employee training and education, product and process development, and research in the areas of engineering, computer science, physical sciences, and life sciences.
Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. MIPS provides matching funds to help Maryland companies pay for the university research. Projects are initiated by the companies to meet their own research and development goals, and assists the companies in developing new products.
The program is administered at the flagship campus at the University of Maryland, College Park, and works throughout the 12-member institutions of the University System of Maryland, plus Morgan State University and St. Mary’s College. In these academic-industrial, public-private partnerships, MIPS connects the resources of the Maryland public universities to businesses from all parts of Maryland.
With MIPS matching funds, companies can leverage the facilities, resources and expertise within Maryland’s public universities to create new products and opportunities.
For a list of program benefits to companies, faculty, the State, and the University System of Maryland, see the Overview listed in Pre-Application Information below.
GrantWatch ID#: 181452
MIPS awards are limited to $100,000 per project per year for large, medium and small companies and $90,000 for start-up firms. The minimum is $5,000 per project per year.
Both one-year (one-phase) projects and two-year (two-phase) projects are eligible for MIPS funding. If a two-phase project is selected, it is funded for the first year. Its status is reviewed by MIPS near the end of the year, and if satisfactory, a proposal for year two is requested.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Interested applicants should contact MIPS for the application website.
Faculty Statement of Interest form: http://www.mips.umd.edu/forms-faculty.html
Company Statement of Interest form: http://www.mips.umd.edu/forms.html
Jeanne Pekny, Program Administrative Specialist
Joseph Naft, Director
Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program
4467 Technology Drive
3119 Herbert Rabin Technology Advancement Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3371
tel: (301) 405-3891
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