Sandborn Named Interim Director of Mtech
Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering Peter Sandborn has been named the Interim Director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech). Sandborn will replace Professor David Barbe, who is retiring from the university at the end of the year. Sandborn will begin his new position in January.
Mtech was founded in 1983. Its mission is to educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs, create successful technology ventures, and connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed. Mtech offers over 25 courses on entrepreneurship as well as services for faculty, staff, and students to turn their technology ideas into reality. Mtech’s programs have helped create or retain over 7,000 jobs and have had a $27.8 billion impact on the Maryland economy.
The program has fueled several successful startups and has helped many successful businesses thrive as a result of unique partnerships between academia, government, and industry. Its Maryland Industrial Partnerships program (MIPS), celebrated 25 years of funding collaborative research and development projects between companies and university faculty on November 7.
Published November 8, 2012