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Innovation @ UMD

April 10
Disease Diagnostic Group Wins UMD's Cupid's Cup
Disease Diagnostic Group, maker of an inexpensive handheld device that can diagnose malaria in one minute, was named the winner of the 2014 Cupid's Cup Business Competition.
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April 3
UMD Unveils Technology Entrepreneurship Master's Program
The University of Maryland will offer a new master's degree program in technology entrepreneurship starting this fall.
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March 26
30 Days of EnTERPreneurship Showcases Innovation at UMD
The University of Maryland kicked off today its third annual 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship, a month-long celebration of the university's fearless ideas, innovation and impact.
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March 24
IBM Challenges UMD Students to Develop New Customer Service Tech
IBM is challenging UMD students to develop innovative business solutions related to customer service in the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor Case Competition from March 28-30.
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March 20
UMD to Host FIRST Robotics Regional Competition
The University of Maryland will host the 2014 Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition April 3-5, 2014, at the Comcast Center on the university’s College Park, Md., campus.
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March 14
Turning Radio Signals into Light for New Technologies
Scientists from Denmark and UMD's Joint Quantum Institute created a radio band detector that coverts radio waves to light, while reducing background noise a thousand times better than existing methods.
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March 13
Student Innovators to Converge at UMD for Bitcamp
University of Maryland students will host Bitcamp, the university's first Major League Hackathon, April 4−6, 2014 in Cole Field House on the university's College Park, Md., campus.
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March 5
Lockheed Martin, UMD Partner on Quantum Computing
Lockheed Martin and UMD are partnering to develop an integrated quantum computing platform that has the potential to enhance fields ranging from drug discovery and communications to logistics.
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February 20
Using the Power of Social Media to Enhance Product Innovation
Researchers at UMD have developed a framework for companies to track and incorporate social media influence into product innovation.
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February 19
UMD's CoolCAD Kickstarts Its Keychain Computer-Lock
CoolCAD Electronics LLC, a UMD-based electronics design company, just launched a 30-day campaign with the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter for its new GateKeeper Chain security product.
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February 1
UMD Alumnus Company Squarespace to Run Inaugural Big Game Ad
UMD alumnus' company Squarespace marks a milestone with its first Super Bowl advertisement.
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January 31
Winners of $75K Social Innovation Challenge Named
The University of Maryland and Broadcaster Tavis Smiley have announced the winners of the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge.
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January 24
UMD Artist Resurrects Spirit of Beloved Chapel Oak
A noted UMD sculptor created a 10-foot-tall wooden “vessel” that memorializes a beloved white oak tree that stood in front of the university’s Memorial Chapel for close to 75 years.
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January 23
UMD Entrepreneurship Program Honored for Excellence
UMD's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program has been named the first-place winner for an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education award.
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January 21
UMD at the Forefront of Next Chapter in MOOCs
UMD is taking a pioneering role in expanding students' learning experiences with MOOCs beyond just one course, now offering “specializations.”
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