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2. Universities and Innovation
Dr. Robert L. Caret
University System of Maryland
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CAI Global Group
Attend a meeting on business opportunities in Maryland and meet the state’s governor, as well as several entrepreneurs with extensive experience on the market.
With over 60 federal agencies calling the state home—including the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Institutes of Health, and BioHealth Innovation—Maryland is known for having a dynamic and diverse economy, most notably in such sectors as hi-tech, biosciences, education, health care, aviation, naval construction, and a number of manufacturing sectors.
Through our close economic relationship with Maryland, we already export a variety of products related to agriculture and fishing, oil and gas, and aircraft and vehicle parts, as well as rubber, plastic, newsprint, lumber, and metallurgical products.
Don’t miss this opportunity to:
- Ask your questions directly to the experts
- Take part in small group discussions
- Benefit from the advice of a panel of specialized speakers
- Meet several entrepreneurs with in-depth experience on the market
- Speak to potential partners and key stakeholders for your projects.
A unique opportunity to…
- Meet the Governor of Maryland, Mr. Larry Hogan, and his delegation
- Meet several entrepreneurs with in-depth experience on the market in the state of Maryland
- Update your knowledge on the outlooks in various sectors
- Understand the business context in this mid-Atlantic region
- Identify relevant business opportunities for your company
- Hear testimonials from Québec entrepreneurs who have found success on the market.
Registration is required to take part in this activity
Maryland facts and figures:
- Maryland ranks first in the concentration of technology establishments, comprising 8.45% of private sector establishments and is the epicenter of cybersecurity.
- Of the 50 states, Maryland ranks second in total federal funding for research and development, and first in National Institutes of Health R&D contract awards (more than
- 18,000 jobs in R&D research)
- Maryland has more than 30 business incubators and science and technology research parks supporting early stage companies.
- Maryland has a lot of programs & incentives for business like “Maryland Venture Fund (MVF)”
- 1st in the percentage of professional and technical workers
- In 2016, the biggest employers were Fort George G. Meade (military installation) and Maryland’s universities, followed by MedStar Health, LifeBridge Health, and Marriott International.
Who should take part?
All companies seeking to develop their business in Maryland or seeking to learn more about this market.
This activity will be of particular interest to the following sectors:
- Hi-tech, IT and cybsersecurity
- Aerospace and defence
- Health and biotechnology
- Building and naval construction
- International trade
- Leisure and hotels
- Agriculture and fish and seafood marketing.