The Maryland Digital Transformation Center (MDTC) creates a place for digital innovation, ideation, discovery, development and delivery. We rapidly address customer problems and create solutions through the initial use of Capstone programs and prototypes, in a collaborative ecosystem of students, faculty, and industry partners.

  • The MDTC operates under the Maryland Center at Bowie State University (The Center), which was established in 2000 as a legally constituted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization by the State of Maryland
  • As an affiliated foundation of the University System of Maryland (USM), The Center works closely together with the USM 12 institutions, and 3 regional higher education centers to leverage their collective expertise and resources

  • As a member institution of USM, Bowie State University, is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. Bowie State offers 23 undergraduate majors, 20 master’s degree programs, and two doctoral programs with specific focus on science, technology, business, education and related disciplines.


MDTC’s mission is to improve an organization’s ability to support customers, warfighters, citizens and students through the use of rapid, incremental improvements in digital capabilities, driving a genuine working partnership between Industry, Government, and Academia.

This mission is carried out utilizing Cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and other emerging technologies while working with our students, faculty and rich ecosystem of small business partners to deliver timely solutions.


  • Supporting new workplace culture by delivering the next generation digital workforce
  • Accelerating the value of digital transformation by quickly accessing, configuring and testing innovation using a DevSecOps approach to ensure that our solutions provide value at scale
  • Delivering early mission, life and learning outcomes by developing minimum viable products (MVPs) – this is the core capability of MDTC

Our Approach to Digital Transformation

When engaged with the MDTC, our students, faculty and partners will work with organizations, taking a scaled Agile SAFe approach marked by collaboration and continuous assessment, learning, testing and delivery.

Our Operating Model

MDTC provides a digital education & workforce pipeline for your organization’s digital transformation…our students become your next generation digital employees or partners.