Md. program funds 17 tech commercialization projects

The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute said Tuesday that it has awarded $3.8 million to 17 teams trying to bring technology products to market, seven of them involving companies in the Baltimore region.

The institute's Maryland Industrial Partnerships program funds research with commercial potential involving faculty in the University System of Maryland, at Morgan State University or St. Mary's College of Maryland. Maryland-based companies working with researchers must match the funding.

Local projects include an epoxy product for tile floors, a sealant to stop massive bleeding and software that predicts how listeners will perceive tone of voice. The institute, based at the University of Maryland, said its program has funded research projects with more than 500 Maryland firms in the past 26 years.

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