May 10, 2022

Following rapid growth, Medifast opens new R&D hub in Owings Mills

With the opening of a research and development hub in Owings Mills, Medifast is hoping to continue its rapid growth trajectory, improve its products and explore the possibility of expanding its product lineup — all right at home in Maryland. The company, which started four decades ago in Owings Mills and is now headquartered in […]

Nov 15, 2021

Report offers 152 recommendations for improving Baltimore’s innovation ecosystem

A report aimed at helping make Baltimore the nation’s preeminent city for “Equitech” by 2030 offers goals and steps that can be taken to advance and promote the city’s innovation economy.

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Mar 23, 2017

WalletHub: Maryland ranks second for innovation

The study ranked the states on two factors: human capital and innovation environment.

Oct 12, 2016

These ‘Beta Buttons’ can only be found at Marriott’s hotel incubator

Bethesda-based Marriott International Inc.’s flagship brand, Marriott Hotels, is using a new device to solicit feedback from its customers at what it calls the world’s first hotel innovation incubator in Charlotte, North Carolina. The M Beta at Charlotte Marriott City Center gets part of  its name from pre-release testing in software development. Marriott intends to use the hotel [...]

Aug 20, 2014

Biotech awards focus on health care innovation

A state program that supports commercialization of biotechnology research is shifting its focus, and will now favor projects that can help improve health care quality while reducing costs.

Mulciber wood stove
Jun 18, 2014

UM’s wood stove creators honored for innovation

Taylor Myers, a University of Maryland fire science doctoral candidate, and alumnus Ryan Fisher are developing a prototype of an innovative wood burning stove.

Oct 8, 2013

Maryland teams enlist in Innovation-Corps

The region’s latest program aimed at commercializing research and boosting entrepreneurship launched this week at George Washington University, and several of Maryland’s big-name hospitals, universities and business incubators are represented.

Sep 26, 2013

Maryland lagging on entrepreneurial activity

Despite a state economy ranked high for innovation, Maryland’s entrepreneurial activity is lacking, according to speakers at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday morning.

Sep 4, 2013

NFL, Under Armour and GE launch Head Health Challenge II

The National Football League, Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. and Fairfield, Conn.-based General Electric Co. on Wednesday launched Head Health Challenge II, an open innovation challenge to award up to $10 million for new innovations and materials that can protect the brain from traumatic injury and for new tools for tracking head impacts in real time.

Aug 30, 2013

Announcing the D.C. Innovation Corps

The new DC Innovation Corps program is accepting applications for its October cohort, program officials announced. The free program is geared to innovations coming from engineering fields, medical/health/life sciences, and physical and computer sciences, and guides researchers in exploring the commercial potential of their inventions.

Aug 21, 2013

Baltimore Innovation Week spotlights industry

If asked to name America’s biggest tech hotspot, many people might say Silicon Valley; a few could offer Boston’s Route 128.

Jun 28, 2013

Startup government?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking private businesspeople to participate in a new program that aims to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship among employees and develop an environment conducive to innovation. Sounds like Uncle Sam has been following Mark Zuckerberg on Twitter.

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