Our faculty and students are committed to contributing to innovative problem solving and transforming the boundaries of knowledge. We work closely with our partners to help develop practical solutions to real-world problems. Find out more about the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) Centers and Department research labs, UMBC Campus Centers and Institutes, and partnerships.
See below for a list of offices on campus that work with us and our partners to meet the goals of our COEIT Strategic Plan.
Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship focuses on establishing collaboration with entrepreneurs, government, higher education institutions and businesses throughout the region. By serving as a catalyst in these connections, the Center offers both start-ups and established organizations the resources they need to explore funding opportunities, receive first-hand advice from industry experts, identify up-to-the-minute research initiatives within their industry sector and enhance their pool of employee candidates.
bwtech@UMBC Research & Tech 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.
UMBC is located in one of the greatest concentrations of commercial, cultural, and scientific activity in the nation. Many opportunities are available for our students to conduct research and collaborate with business, government agencies, research laboratories, and cultural institutions.
UMBC’s Division of Professional Studies offers a broad array of professionally focused master’s degree and certificate programs that address industry needs while anticipating future opportunities. Taught by highly-experienced practitioners and thought leaders in the field, students acquire the latest knowledge, skills and preparation required to excel in the workplace.
Research at UMBC
The Office of the Vice President for Research serves as an advocate for UMBC’s research community, and supports our faculty, staff and students as they pursue research, scholarship and creative activities across all levels.
UMBC is dedicated to supporting the needs of businesses in Maryland and across the country. UMBC’s Corporate Relations supports the growth and prosperity of our corporate partners by providing access to talented students, cutting-edge research, and office/laboratory space.
Research and Recruitment Links
See below of a list of resources that may help to recruit UMBC partners to work with you to meet your research, recruitment, and training goals.
Recruitment (full-time, part-time) and Interns
The UMBC Career Center offers a wide variety of employer services designed to facilitate your access to UMBC’s top-quality students. They will work with you to recommend strategic approaches to recruiting UMBC students and gaining visibility on campus.
The Office of Sponsored Programs is institutionally responsible for all pre-award and non-financial post-award functions, including proposal submissions, the negotiation and acceptance of all sponsored agreements on behalf of UMBC, award modifications, subrecipient monitoring and non-financial closeout of awards.
The Office of Technology Development assists the UMBC community in all phases of intellectual property protection and commercialization including: evaluating disclosed inventions for patent ability and market potential; filing patent applications, copyright and trademark registrations; reviewing and negotiating material transfer agreements and non-disclosure agreements related to UMBC technologies; negotiating technology licenses; license monitoring and revenue distribution and assisting entrepreneurial faculty in new company formation.
UMBC Training Centers is the premier provider of technical, engineering and professional skills training in the Mid-Atlantic region for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.