Martha J. Connolly

Martha ConnollyDirector, Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS)

Dr. Connolly is the Director of the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS), an award winning program of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Connolly is an adjunct faculty member in the Bioengineering graduate program at the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and teaches a course in entrepreneurship in the life sciences for undergraduates.  Dr. Connolly holds BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.  She is the former Senior Biotechnology Specialist for the State of Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development.  She also was a founder of an entrepreneurial technology development company, and directed business development at a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. She has mentored entrepreneurs and is a course instructor in technology led economic development for economic development professionals.  She is experienced in early stage technology commercialization, business development and economic strategies.  In 2007, the Daily Record named Dr. Connolly one of Maryland’s 50 Most Influential People.  In 2010, she received the President’s Award from the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Bioscience Alliance.  She is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.