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Spring 2012 Video Message


The University of Maryland is a great research university, generating about half a billion dollars a year in external funding. But a great university in the 21st century has to be more than a great research university.

It must also be an innovation and entrepreneurship university. It has to translate Ideas to Impact. "I-2-I" is putting knowledge into action in order to make a difference—to expand the economy, to create jobs, to enhance the quality of life, and to solve the grand challenges of the day—how to feed, heal, house, educate, and fuel in a sustainable way.

Innovative ideas are germinating, every day, right here on our campus. In this short video, you can see how our outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni are making innovation and entrepreneurship an integral part of the University of Maryland.