The Discovery District’s location enables tenants to physically and programmatically link to university researchers, students and staff, as well as with federal laboratories and private sector companies. We are proud to have a diverse number of companies and organizations that call the Discovery District home. The Discovery District is currently home to more than 60 organizations, in various industries, including:

Aerospace / Arts, Culture & Entertainment / Coworking Space / Earth and Environmental Sciences / Food Safety and Agriculture Policy / Hospitality & Dining / Language and National Security / Nonprofit Organizations and Research Centers / Technology


Maryland Unmanned booth during a convention

Avellan Space Technology & Science (AST)

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

The Backyard Hall at The Hall CP

Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)

Capitol Percussion + Backline Rentals

Coworking space

WeWork College Park location Second Floor meeting space

Earth and Environmental Sciences

NOAA building

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)

The University of Maryland/Pacific Northwest National Lab Joint Global Change Research Institute

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NOAA)

Food Safety and Agriculture Policy

Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

UMD/FDA Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Hospitality & Dining

Exterior of the GrillMarX

Conferences & Visitor Services

The Hotel at the University of Maryland

Language and National Security

Group shot of ARLIS team members.

Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)

National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)

Nonprofit Organizations and Research Centers

College Park Academy entrance.

American Center for Physics

College Park Academy

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

Maryland APEX Accelerator

Maryland Small Business Development Center (MSBDC)

Mid-Atlantic Veterans Business Outreach Center

UM Ventures College Park


Quantum Researcher

Capital One Tech Incubator

Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering

Mixed/Augmented/Virtual Reality Innovation Community (MAVRIC)

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX)

National Quantum Lab (QLab) at Maryland

Quantum Startup Foundry