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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Environmental and human health companies

Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is community for early-stage companies working on products and services that positively impact the environment and/or human health.

Harbor Launch companies can leverage IMET's world-class researchers. Their expertise includes marine bioenergy; environmental sensor development; aquaculture; environmental remediation; developmental biology; marine biomedicine; molecular and cellular systems and sustainable urban ports and ecosystems.

Harbor Launch also connects companies with the resources (people, facilities, etc.) of its partner institutions (UMCES, UMBC, and UMB) and the University System of Maryland.

Office spaces and small wet labs are available.
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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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