Innovation Corner


Inventor Pitch Competition

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union

Presenters: Anne Simon, Min Wu & Qiang Zhu, Kan Cao & Jasmin El-Kordi, Amy Karlsson
Judges: Ken Mallone, Matthew Misseau, Arti Santhanam and Paul Silber

Now in its 12th year, the Bioscience Day pitch competition has served as a platform and showcase for University of Maryland innovation and inventions ready for commercialization.  University inventors present to a team of advisors, investors and entrepreneurs from the region. Judging is based on the potential commercial viability and business opportunity presented. Come see the inventors pitch their inventions to industry experts and learn from the judges' feedback.


Fireside Chat and Presentation of Award for Best Pitch of the Inventor Pitch Competition

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union

Moderator: Harry Geller

Fireside Chat Speaker: Matthew Dowling, Chief Scientific Officer at gel-e Inc.

The fireside chat will be followed by the announcement and presentation of the award for best pitch of the Inventor Pitch Competition. 

Innovation Corner is hosted by the University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization and UM Ventures with support from the university's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences; Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship; Academy for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; and the A. James Clark School of Engineering's Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH).