Maryland Defense Technology

Commercialization Center

DefTech is an initiative of the Maryland Department of Commerce, funded by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment and the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration through its Regional Innovation Strategies Program and includes twelve partner organizations across the state
Technologies
We search all of the patents available from defense research labs in Maryland to find the ones that fit with your interests
Expertise, Equipment, and Facilities
We can facilitate access to product development resources available through the DoD Research Labs
Support
We work with you to confirm the fit and help you license the technology and / or access the expertise, facilities, and equipment available through the DoD research labs
Ecosystem
We connect you to other resources and sources of support to help with the commercialization process
Activity to Date
Key metrics
368
Clients and Partners
in the ecosystem
12
Events
hosted
37
Active Patent Inquiries
currently under way
2
Licenses
Signed by Clients
2
Other Cooperative Agreements
signed by clients
3
Presentations made
by the DefTech Team
Testimonials
"DefTech enables us to find the right DoD partner with which to transition patents to commercial opportunities"
Robert Appenzeller
Founder and CTO, DragoonITCN
"DefTech is a well-formatted program with a high probability of success because they filter Intellectual Property from their patent database and only send me what's relevant to my business"
Alex M Menkes
CEO, ADASHI Systems LLC
"We work with DefTech because they put in extra effort to understand our company so they could more closely match us with intellectual property from defense labs that meet our interests"
Ken Malone
CEO, Early Charm Ventures
Our Partners
  • US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

    US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration

  • Early Charm Ventures

    Early Charm Ventures

  • Altus Engineering

    Altus Engineering

  • City of Frederick Departmnt of Economic Development

    City of Frederick Departmnt of Economic Development

  • Harford County Community and Economic Development

    Harford County Community and Economic Development

  • Howard County Economic Development Authority

    Howard County Economic Development Authority

  • Fort Meade Alliance

    Fort Meade Alliance

  • Maryland Department of Commerce

    Maryland Department of Commerce

  • Army Alliance Inc

    Army Alliance Inc

  • Frederick County Office of Economic Development

    Frederick County Office of Economic Development

  • NSA Technology Transfer

    NSA Technology Transfer

  • Fort Detrick Alliance

    Fort Detrick Alliance

  • US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

    US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

  • Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

    Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

  • US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

    US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Our Team

Gary Evans

Gary has more than three decades experience in the commercialization of technology and entrepreneurship. His experience spans multimple industries and technical disciplines

spammer@deftechmd.com

Kim Mozingo

Kim is an Air Force veteran with extensive experience working with entrepreneurs and developing the ecosystems that help grow and maintain competitive businesses

spammer@deftechmd.com

Griffin St Louis

Griffin has a diverse skillset that comes from his background in chemistry, marketing, and business administration

spammer@deftechmd.com