Office of the President

Innovate Maryland

Wednesday, April 21 | 7 p.m.

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A celebration of the university's innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors and creatives, this signature event recognizes the transformational impact made by our faculty, students and alumni, including awards for Invention and Startup of the Year. President Pines will provide remarks and do a Q&A session.

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Join us as President Pines shares his vision and commitment to elevating UMD's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

This year’s event will include the presentation of several awards, including:

  • Invention of the Year
  • Life Science Award
  • Physical Sciences Award
  • Informational Science Award
  • Overall Invention of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • Student Entrepreneur and Mentor of the Year (Rudy Awards)

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Join us for this Inauguration Week event, streamed live on this page on April 21 at 7 p.m.

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