Baltimore Life Science Discovery Accelerator (UM-BILD)

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Life Science. Diversity. Innovation. Commercialization. 

With the support of a four-year, $4 million Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) grant from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) will advance the biomedical entrepreneurship and innovation economy in West Baltimore and Greater Baltimore and increase biomedical workforce and startup workforce diversity. 


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Baltimore: A Life Science Hotbed

UM-BILD is working to make Baltimore the next destination for the life science and biotechnology industry. An incubator and investment opportunities will advance innovative technologies and spur the creation of startups, while workforce development and training programs will create a highly-skilled workforce. 

Learn about the impact 



Principal Investigators


Led by Jason Rose, MD, MBA, our team includes representatives from each partner institution. 

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The Incubator

State-of-the-art facilities, leading experts, and an array of other resources will support innovators. 

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UM-BILD Accelerator is accepting funding applications through March 30, 2024. Learn how to apply

Partner Institutions

Partners institutions are contributing more than $5 million of non-federal matching funds and providing access to existing, successful initiatives and programmatic efforts that support the mission of UM-BILD. Our partners are University of Maryland, Baltimore, University Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland, College ParkMorgan State University, Blackbird Laboratories, and TEDCO's Maryland Innovation Initiative

University of Maryland, Baltimore

University of Maryland School of Medicine


University of Maryland, College Park



Morgan State University


Blackbird Laboratories

Maryland Innovation Initiative