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Incubator Program

The UMBC high-tech business incubator offers space, business advisory services, potential for a collaborative relationship with UMBC faculty, graduate students and shared scientific equipment to information technology and biotechnology companies. Start-up companies engaged in research and development activities geared toward commercialization of innovative, cutting edge products and/or services are eligible for admission to the program. Both wet laboratories and office space are available at affordable rates (full service monthly fee based on square footage assigned with flexible leasing terms).

Affiliate Program
bwtech@UMBC staff and select Advisory Board members will prescreen entrepreneurs and start-up companies that desire limited and temporary access to the Center's resources. Availability of space and business services are on an "as needed" basis to early stage companies that meet specific criteria as defined by bwtech@UMBC staff.

Accelerator Program
The Accelerator Program is for graduates of the Incubator Program and technology companies beyond the start-up phase. The Accelerator can offer office and wet lab space and university amenities at competitively priced rates. Preference is given to companies interested in collaborating with UMBC or expanding into the bwtech@UMBC Research Park.

bwtech@UMBC Research Park
bwtech@UMBC is a 41-acre research and technology community at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). bwtech@UMBC has a total development capacity of 350,000 square feet of office and laboratory space. The park will ultimately comprise five new state-of-the-art buildings occupied by research and technology firms. The firms have access to university expertise, students, technology, programs and facilities.

RWD Technologies' headquarters is located in the 62,000 square foot three-story building at 5521 Research Park Drive. A second building, with three stories and 60,000 square feet of Class A space at 5523 Research Park Drive, is fully occupied by several companies, including BDMetrics, Solvern Innovations, Convergent Technologies, Med-IQ, Goddard Earth Science and Technology Center (GEST), Erickson School of Aging Studies, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), ACTiVATE and Invoke Systems. Both buildings are owned and managed by Merritt Properties, LLC.

A one-story, 23,500-square-foot building houses the United States Geological Survey (USGS) MD-DE-DC Water Science Center, with which UMBC's researchers have collaborated over the years in analyzing the region's water resources and how to preserve them. Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) developed the USGS building, 5522 Research Park Drive. COPT is also developing a 110,000 square-foot multi-tenant facility, 5520 Research Park Drive, which will be available for occupancy in Summer 2008.

Erickson Retirement Communities is developing a $20million building, 5525 Research Park Drive . Erickson will move its information technology department, adult living national broadcast network Retirement Living TV (RL-TV) and private charitable foundation to the 100,000 square-foot building, expected to be completed in 2008. The move will increase research collaboration and internship opportunities between the Erickson organization and UMBC students and faculty in The Erickson School and visual arts, communications and information technology programs.

Contact Ellen Hemmerly, executive director of the UMBC Research Park Corporation, at 410-455-8400 or hemmerly@umbc.edu for more information. Visit our Web site, www.bwtechUMBC.com, to view architectural renderings and floor plans of upcoming buildings.

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