Stephen Auvil is the senior vice president for technology transfer and commercialization at the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO). In this role, he is responsible for overseeing TEDCOâ€™s funding programs. He is also responsible for other programs that foster the transfer of technologies from universities and federal laboratories into the commercial sector. From 2008 - 2010, Mr. Auvil served as the assistant vice president for research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where he assisted UMBCâ€™s vice president for research in his effort to build and support UMBCâ€™s research enterprise. He was also responsible for supporting UMBCâ€™s economic development mission as it relates to research, technology transfer, and new venture creation.