USM Research, Innovation, and Economic Development Networks

The University System of Maryland Office of Research and Economic Development (USM ORED) convenes economic development professionals across the System, called the "USM Research and Economic Development Partners". The Partners convene quarterly in-person and communicate between meetings via email. The current list of Economic Development Partners is below. The USM ORED also convenes the USM Research and Economic Development Community of Practice, which holds one phone call each month and brings professionals together for more in-depth connection and discussion. It was developed to support universities or centers with growing entrepreneurial ecosystems. If you would like more information about either group, please email Lindsay Ryan (

USM Research and Economic Development Partners

USM Economic Development Community of Practice