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Business Incubator Space and Innovation Programs in Montgomery County

Montgomery County manages three business incubators to help you grow your business. These facilities are conveniently located near federal, academic, and nonprofit research agencies; life sciences and technology industry partners; Metrorail, town centers and major travel routes. All facilities feature a full menu of resources and support services, including business consulting, legal and accounting resources, intellectual property and commercialization assistance, and access to state and county funding programs to support business growth. These three facilities also all are part of the Maryland Global Gateway Soft Landing Program, providing extra support to qualified international companies who use incubator space to launch their US headquarters or East Coast operations.

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Montgomery County Innovation Centers

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Germantown Innovation Center

20271 Goldenrod Ln 2nd Floor
Germantown, MD 20876

Primary focus: Life Sciences

With easy access to I-270, the Montgomery County Germantown Innovation Center (GIC) is a premier office and laboratory space for life sciences companies featuring wet lab space and access to Montgomery College's state-of-the-art biotech facilities.

The GIC is located on the Pinkney Innovation Campus at Montgomery College (PIC MC) which has been designated by the State of Maryland as a RISE Zone, providing additional benefits to qualified companies.

Data sheet - Germantown Innovation Center (PDF)

Floor plan - Germantown Innovation Center (PDF)


  • 32,000 square feet
  • 48 offices
  • 12 wet labs, averaging 500 square feet (Class 100) for life sciences companies
  • Shared equipment
  • Back-up Generator
  • 2 huddle areas
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 1 large multi-purpose room seating 80-100 people
Germantown Innovation Center front desk

Rockville Innovation Center

155 Gibbs Street, 4th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850

Primary focus: MedTech and other High-Tech

The Rockville Innovation Center has MedTech and other High-Tech focus office space. You'll be inspired working in this incubator housed in the same building as Rockville Town Square's VisArts Center, whose artists deck the halls with their creations.

The Town Center is filled with restaurants and shops and is steps away from the Red Line Metrorail stop.

Data sheet - Rockville Innovation Center (PDF)

Floor plan - Rockville Innovation Center (PDF)


  • 23,000 square feet of flexible office space on two floors
  • 45 offices and office suites to accommodate international, professional service and advanced technology companies
  • 4 huddle areas
  • Modern, movable office furniture
  • 4,000 square feet of open space in a co-work environment
Rockville Innovation Center building

Silver Spring Innovation Center

8070 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Focus: All industries - office space

The Silver Spring Innovation Center (SSIC) provides office space for all industries. Located steps away from the nation's capital in Silver Spring’s vibrant downtown corridor, the SSIC incubator boasts an industrial feel for its technology companies that are proud to plant roots there. The Silver Spring Innovation Center is in a qualified historically underutilized business zone. The HUBZone program fuels small business growth with a goal of awarding at least three percent of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year.

Data sheet - Silver Spring Innovation Center (PDF)

Floor plan - Silver Spring Innovation Center (PDF)


  • 20,000 square feet
  • 37 offices and a coworking area
  • Ultra high-speed bandwidth via the ultraMontgomery program
Silver Spring Innovation Center building

Other Innovation Programs

There are a variety of incubator or accelerator programs offered by other organizations in Montgomery County. These include:

International Companies

Montgomery County’s incubators are members of the Maryland Global Gateway Soft Landing Program, which provides special assistance to qualified foreign companies seeking to open a US location in Maryland.