UMD Innovates

An epicenter of academic, research and economic achievement, the Discovery District is the perfect home for innovative and research-focused organizations no matter what size. Situated strategically between Washington, DC and Baltimore, the Discovery District is within a ten mile radius of federal laboratories, government agencies, international embassies, policy institutes and international media outlets.

Discovery District Map highlighting both the nearby cities of Baltimore, and Annapolis, and adjacent Washington D.C.
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The University of Maryland’s research park is located next to a world-class research university has obvious advantages as Discovery District tenants and neighbors:

  • access to faculty expertise, talented students for internships, consulting projects, and future employees
  • support for research projects
  • conference and recreation facilities
  • world-class performing arts and NCAA Division I athletic events
Fly over view of McKeldin Mall at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the University is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars.

Quantum is one of the great opportunities for Prince George’s County.
IonQ is the world’s best capitalized quantum computing company. We have the opportunity to be, really, the Silicon Valley of quantum computing.

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David Iannucci

President and CEO, PGCEDC

Maryland Research Enterprise at a Glance


Among public institutions for research and development spending (National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development Survey)


Combined research expenditures in FY19 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore


Overall (NSF's Higher Education R&D Survey)

The University of Maryland at a Glance


Public Research Institution (US News & World Report)


Top Public Colleges (Forbes)


Entrepreneurial undergraduates (Princeton Review/Entrepreneurship magazine)