From the Director's Desk

Local Organization Seeks to Assist those with PTSD

June 16, 2020

In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, TechPort has reached out to the community to highlight the importance of understanding this topic. Warfighter ADVANCE is a local nonprofit …

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Engineering Students from UMD form Battlebot team

June 16, 2020

We are engineering students who currently attend the University of Maryland College Park through a partnership with the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division and Southern Maryland …

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Southern Maryland Partnership Provides Hands-On Learning …

June 8, 2020

Through an unusual partnership between Florida Institute of Technology and TechPort, students are getting hands-on experience flying airplanes. Bob Schaller, director of Florida Institute …

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Introducing the TechPort Interns … the New Innovators

May 1, 2020

Three creative interns are using their skills and varied backgrounds to assist TechPort, promote growth and further connect tech startups with potential partners and the larger community….

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Dust Off That Old Breast Pump – It Might Help In the Fight Against …

April 13, 2020

Now a team of engineers in Southern Maryland have figured out a way to convert an item often found in the back of a mother’s closet into a ventilator: a good old reliable breast pump….

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3D-printed supplies in St. Mary’s could be creative solution …

April 11, 2020

Tommy Luginbill, director of TechPort, a technological incubator that targets startups and is located at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport in Hollywood, told The Enterprise last ….

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Southern Maryland Innovators create PPE cleaning device …

April 9, 2020

TechPort’s offices sit in an airplane hangar at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. Affiliated with the University of Maryland, it was originally created as an incubator for drone ….

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Maryland Engineers working to turn breast pumps into ventilators

April 6, 2020

Breast pumps are an essential tool for many mothers, but one Maryland engineer thinks they could also be critical to saving a coronavirus patient’s life. Brandi Gerstner is the engineer …

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University of Maryland Researchers Work on Device …

April 4, 2020

The University of Maryland Tech Port is working on a way to quickly sanitize large amounts of personal protective equipment using intense heat. News4’s Darcy Spencer reports. …

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Maryland engineers turning breast pumps into ventilators…

April 2, 2020

ST. MARY’S CO., Md. — It’s no secret. There is a nation-wide shortage of medical supplies like face masks and ventilators, causing a panic as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow….

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Is Heat Sanitized PPE the key … to Fight Against COVID-19

March 28, 2020

Tommy Luginbill, Director of TechPort, Matt Hayes, Founder of UPD, and Alec Dobbins, Intern at TechPort, discuss sanitizing PPE masks with UV light and Heat. Our group believes that heating PPE masks are …

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Scalable, Cost-Effective 3D Printed Face Mask Frames

March 22, 2020

Tommy Luginbill, Director of TechPort, Matt Hayes, Founder of UPD, and Alec Dobbins, Intern at TechPort, discuss the pros and cons of 3D printing safety masks. Open Call for experts/decision…

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Intern Opportunities Lead to Pandemic Prevention

March 22, 2020

Everyone knows supplies are short and in desperate demand during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, one intern at TechPort is working to help meet these needs.  Alec Dobbins, a 19-year-old …

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Evaluation of 3D Printed Face Mask (Downloadable File Included)

March 22, 2020

This article outlines options for 3D printed protective face masks, a summary of  Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and an open call for collaborative feedback. The article also …

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UMD. goes in-house for new president

February 12, 2020

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents on Wednesday announced the selection of Darryll Pines, currently dean of the school’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, as its flagship …

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Innovator Takes the Helm at  TechPort

November 18, 2019

Tommy Luginbill, the new director of Techport UAS Business Incubator of Southern Maryland, thinks about the entrepreneurs who are beyond working out of their garage and are ready to …

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TechPort Helps Bring New Industry to St. Mary’s County

June 19, 2019

Representatives from businesses associated with aviation and military technology came out to the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport to show their appreciation for TechPort during a June 13 social gathering.

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TechPort Holds First Event for Budding Drone Entrepreneurs

May 25, 2018

About four months after officially launching, TechPort, a technology business incubator, will be holding its first event at noon next Wednesday, May 30, the first in a series of “LunchBox Talks” geared toward …

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Director Selected to Lead TechPort at Airport Business Incubator

April 16, 2018

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the University of Maryland have announced the hiring of Brad Bartilson as Director of the new TechPort @ the Airport business incubator. TechPort is a business  …

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Bartilson to Head TechPort at the
Airport

April 5, 2018

Brad Bartilson has been hired by the commissioners of St. Mary’s County and the University of Maryland to be the director of the county’s new TechPort at the Airport business incubator. The business …

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TechPort Welcomes Inaugural Director

April 3, 2018

The University of Maryland (UMD), in conjunction with the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Bartilson as director of TechPort, a business technology incubator.

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TechPort at the Airport Open
House

January 11, 2018

Join Southern Maryland Innovation and Technology for an Open House at the newest technology business incubator in Southern Maryland. The ribbon has been cut on the newest business incubator in …

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SMIT to Meetup at New Business Incubator

January 5, 2018

The St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development will partner with the Southern Maryland Innovation and Technology Initiative (SMIT) to host the next Meetup. The event will be held at …

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Airport Incubator Ready for
Business

December 8, 2017

Maryland’s governor and the region’s congressman attended the formal opening of the St. Mary’s County technology incubator Monday, where the facility’s new name and management was announced…

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