About Us

A community of environmental and human health companies hosted by the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.


► 24/7 Access, Meeting Rooms
► Networking, Office Hours
► Wetlabs Perfect for Startups
►Core Facilities: Bioanalytics, Aquaculture, Molecular Analysis (UMBC), Biomedicine (UMB)


►Fitness Room Access
Downtown Location
►Annual Crab Feast and
Other Building Activities


► Bio, Enviro, Green Incubator Startups
IMET Researchers and Students
► Established Companies Co-Located in Columbus Center

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Our Community

Life Science and Environmental Companies

Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is community for early-stage companies working to positively impact the environment and/or human health. Harbor Launch connects companies with the resources of its partner institutions (UMCES, UMBC, and UMB) and the University System of Maryland.

Harbor Launch companies leverage IMET's world-class researchers. Their expertise includes microbiology, molecular genetic analysis and biotechnology, using marine life to develop new drug therapies, alternative energy and other innovations to improve public health and economic opportunities. IMET also contributes to sustainable marine aquaculture and fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay and marine ecosystems.

Office spaces and small wet labs are available.
Check out our affiliate/coworking membership, too.

See Our CompaniesAvailable lab & office space


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Lindsay D’Ambrosio

Incubator Manager
Trained in Bioengineering and comes to Harbor Launch from a federal agency that provides grants for startups (SBIR) and academic entrepreneurs.
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Nick Hammond

Executive Director
As Assistant Director of IMET, Nick focuses on technology transfer and economic development. Nick is a former biotech entrepreneur and founded Harbor Launch.
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Steven Davey

Steve is leading next gen industrial biotech to commercialization by leveraging global experience. Steve brings experience a wide range of environments (global conglomerate to start-up)

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Tired of email? Call Lindsay at 410-385-6357.