University of Maryland Center for Economic & Entrepreneurship Development (UMCEED)

Mission: To create educational degree programs in high-impact fields to increase workforce readiness.



Established by law in 2016, UMCEED increases workforce readiness by creating educational degree programs in high-impact fields such as neuroscience, virtual and augmented reality, biomedical devices, data analytics, cybersecurity, quantum technologies, advanced data computing, and information technologies.  

UMCEED encourages the development and location of university created or sponsored technology companies in Prince George’s County through the Discovery Fund and the Quantum Startup Foundry.


Representative Programs

UMCEED has a multitude of degree programs and initiatives, like the Visiting Fellows in Neuroscience and the Discovery Fund.


FY 2023 Report

UMCEED’s fiscal year 2023 accomplishments and highlights.

To view the report.