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Innovation @ UMD

May 19
UMD Researcher Developing Virtual "CyberHeart" for Testing & Improving Implantable Cardiac Devices
Digital platform to accelerate the development of medical devices used in the treatment of heart disease.
April 30
Food Safety, Energy Storage & Video Authentication Innovations Honored at UMD's Annual Invention of the Year Awards
A new method for detecting bacteria in complex food samples, a revolutionary nanopore battery, and a new technique for verifying the source of video streams are the winners of the annual UMD Invention of the Year Awards.
April 28
University of Maryland to Host 4th Annual Do Good Challenge
Innovation-driven student groups make social impact and compete for more than $20,000 in cash prizes.
April 23
Scholly Wins 10th Annual Cupid's Cup Business Competition Chaired by Under Armour Founder & CEO
Hosted by UMD’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Cupid’s Cup strives to encourage interest in student entrepreneurship. 
April 23
UMD Opens MakerBot Innovation Center to Foster Entrepreneurship
First Large-Scale 3-D Printing MakerBot Innovation Center at Big Ten University and First in the DC/Maryland Area
April 22
UMD Team Wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge
UMD team wins third annual design competition created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure.
April 8
UMD Students to Host Second Annual Bitcamp Hackathon
UMD’s student-run hackathon, held as part of 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship, will draw more than 1,200 students.
April 3
UMD-Led Team Creates U.S. Database of Food Safety Inspections
UMD faculty and graduate students in computer science and economics have created the largest national database of food safety inspection information. 
April 2
30 Days of EnTERPreneurship Showcases Innovation at UMD
Terps celebrate fearless ideas and innovations through a series of events and competitions that ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of the campus community.
March 31
Maryland's iSchool Announces Formation of Digital Curation Innovation Center
DCIC will use public, industry and government partnerships to foster interdisciplinary digital research and education on issues related to the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. 
March 24
UMD Celebrates Innovations & Partnerships
UMD will honor nine nominees for the most promising new inventions on April 29, held as part of ’30 Days of EnTERPreneurship.’
March 23
Judges & Finalists Announced for 10th Annual Business Competition Chaired by Under Armour Founder & CEO
Cupid’s Cup panel will include top-level business executives and entrepreneurs who will judge six finalists competing for $115K in cash prizes. 
March 23
The University of Maryland Partners with Uber to Foster Mission of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
UMD and Uber, a technology company connecting riders to drivers through its mobile app, today announced a unique partnership to foster, support and advance student-driven innovations and technology.
January 29
Teaming Up on a "Catchy" New Football Product
Making a great catch requires exceptional timing, skill, strength, hand-eye coordination and…sticky gloves. Thanks to UMD students and alumni, football players at all levels now have a new way to put the sticky back on their favorite gloves. 
January 13
Robots Learn by Watching Videos
Imagine having a personal robot prepare your breakfast every morning. Now, imagine that this robot didn’t need any help figuring out how to make the perfect omelet, because it learned all the necessary steps by watching videos on YouTube. It might sound like science fiction, but a UMD team has just made a significant breakthrough that will bring this scenario one step closer to reality.