INNOVATION IS IN OUR DNA

Discovery springs from every corner of the county—crossing industries, borders and boundaries. Mapping the human genome. Developing life-saving therapies. Building premier cybersecurity defenses. Driving world-class advancements. If it’s on the forefront of technology and innovation, it’s happening here.


Business Innovation Network

The Business Innovation Network of incubators is located throughout Montgomery County with location in Germantown, Rockville, and Silver Spring. With its strategic access to federal agencies and commercial markets, they specialize in helping new technology, cybersecurity, and life sciences companies grow.

BioHealth Innovation

BioHealth Innovation connects market-relevant research assets to appropriate funding, management, and global markets—in order to facilitate the new development of commercially viable BioHealth products and companies. Their goal is to transform the BioHealth Capital Region into a leading entrepreneurial area.

Learn more in the BHI Success Stories Video >

The ongoing redevelopment and growth has produced in our residents and businesses an entrepreneurial spirit. We are excited about what we have here today, and enthusiastic about what will be around the corner tomorrow.

Jane Redicker, IOM, President & CEO, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce
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Spotluck

Rockville, MD

Like many startup stories, Spotluck was launched in June 2014 with eight restaurants and a couple hundred users in Rockville, Maryland. Today, the dining platform spans major cities along the east coast. But it is their new innovation that’s taking the rideshare industry by storm.

Their newest product, the Octopus tablet, is changing the rideshare experience with passenger games and entertainment. It also offers the ability to run short ads that help drivers with FREE tablets, data and accessories, plus cash rewards. More than 80% of Octopus drivers have reported a noticeable improvement in their driving experience. And advertisers reach people on the move—putting their brand front and center with geo-targeted video ads played to a captive audience.

Learn more in the Spotluck Success Stories Video >


More Innovation & discoveries

BIOHEALTH

Supernus in Rockville develops pharmaceuticals to fight epilepsy .

Sanaria is developing and commercializing malaria vaccines, the only one of its type in the world.

Biotech Labs USA, a University of Maryland spin off, is developing critical tests for pets.

NIH is the world’s largest biomedical research institute and a VIP County resident.

FDA protects public health through regulation of food, drugs, biological products and medical devices.

BioHealth Innovation, Inc. Rockville, and Germantown Innovation Centers accelerate the advancement of science, cyber and health technology.

First genome mapping and rapid test for ebola approved here.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Xometry invented an IT platform used by start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

IT & CYBERSECURITY

Home of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE).

First Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) for cybersecurity.

Infozen integrated NASA stream of solar eclipse.

Thingstitute create first test bed of IOT for local government

Weatherbug in Germantown creates lightning sensors, data apps and warning systems.

ultraMontgomery is a high-speed fiber network that connects business, academic and federal institutions.

AGRICULTURE

Best-in-class farm and rural space protection of 1/3 of County land

First robotic cow milking in North America

“Kingsbury Pride" is the yellow freestone peach created at Kingsbury’s Orchard in our famed Agriculture Reserve.


 
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Watch These Videos About Innovation in MoCo:

NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

QIAGEN delivers Sample to Insight solutions for molecular testing—propelling customers to unlock new insights from DNA, RNA and proteins. Doctors and researchers look to their solutions for to help diagnose diseases and provide better treatments.