Clean energy research and technology development is thriving
throughout the state, thanks to the strong high-tech, biotechnology, and
advanced engineering industries in Maryland, as well as the R&D powerhouses
of the University System of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, and the number
of Federal research labs and military bases in the state.
Maryland is rich in resources to help identify research of
commercial interest and develop strategies for how to commercialize it, finance
it, and maximize its commercial value.
The process of developing research varies widely, from
licensing agreements and setting up joint ventures to partnerships and venture
capital. In cases where the host organization for R&D lacks resources or
skills to commercialize a new technology, other resources are available.
All Maryland universities, military installations, and
federally funded labs can help connect entrepreneurs with scientists.
List of state, university, and federal lab technology
transfer offices for start-up or spin-out assistance.
- Federal Labs
- University of
Maryland Energy Research Center
System of Maryland Facilities
- Johns Hopkins
Invenio from the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, contains information on research across the state and region. Search by keyword or research institution.
UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND ENERGY RESEARCH FACILITIES
The University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC) is a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to advancing the frontiers of energy science and technology, with a special focus on forward-looking approaches for alternative energy generation and storage.
SERF, a residential-size green building completely supplied by various renewable energy sources, will be built in the Allegany Business Center at FSU. The building will be completely functional in fall 2010 and accommodate the FSU Renewable Energy Center to conduct research, education and outreach programs.
The research planned at SERF will study the effectiveness of sustainable energy resources in Appalachia. Using sensors to record wind and solar energy data at numerous locations, the data will be collected at SERF for processing and analysis, used to model, design and control integrated renewable energy supply systems. The ultimate goal will be to develop a knowledge-base for renewable and clean energy resources available in the region.
Researchers and students at CIER, working at local, regional, national and global scales, are developing strategies and tools to guide policy and investment decisions, particularly to help mitigate climate impacts, adapt to climate change and support sustainability.
Maryland Energy Resources
Curious about energy efficiency and renewable energy in Maryland?
Find news about advances in renewable energy and energy efficiency in Maryland and links to Web sites published by DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) that have specific information for Maryland.