Discovery District

Our dynamic research park brings together a vibrant and inclusive community of university stakeholders, corporate partners, government researchers, entrepreneurs, and local residents. We are activating fearless ideas for transformational impact by fostering research and industry partnerships, supporting small businesses, and nurturing the growth of next generation technology ventures.

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Companies, Organizations, and Four Federal Agencies


Community Members


Square Feet of Office, Retail, Residential, and Research Space

Home of the National Quantum Lab (QLab)

IonQ, Inc. (IonQ), the leading developer of quantum computing devices, and the University of Maryland (UMD), an international powerhouse in quantum research and applications, have launched the National Quantum Lab at Maryland (QLab) and commemorated the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


Acres comprise the research park adjacent to the University of Maryland


Hotel Rooms and 12 Restaurants


Acres of nearby Trails and Parks

The Discovery District is a natural extension of UMD’s research enterprise. It is a place where industry, government and research come together, creating an innovation ecosystem for organizations small and large.

Formal Portrait of Darryll J. Pines

Darryll J. Pines

President, University of Maryland

Meet Our Community Members

We are proud to have a diverse community of companies and organizations that call the Discovery District home.

Space for Innovation

The Discovery District offers flexible space options from incubator space for early stage startups to flexible research and development buildings for growing ventures, as well as customizable options for larger companies.

More Than a Place to Work

More than plentiful office and research space, the Discovery District neighborhood is a vibrant place with opportunities to enjoy recreation, a great meal, shopping, and places to rest and relax.

We Would Love to Show You Around

To discuss space for your organization in the Discovery District, arrange a tour, or to learn more information, please contact us.

Stay Connected

Keep up-to-date on the latest news, research breakthroughs, events, and employment opportunities in the Discovery District.

UMD Innovation Gateway Link to the Terrapin Development Company website.