Innovation Center

Eastern Shore Innovation Center | Dorchester County EDA



The Eastern Shore Innovation Center is the Dorchester Regional Technology Park’s flagship business incubator and home to the county’s economic development team.

Mission Statement

The Eastern Shore Innovation Center (ESIC) is dedicated to creating a flexible and professional work environment for startups and small businesses to ignite, fuel, and thrive. ESIC fosters entrepreneurship and business innovation serving as a catalyst to and a portal for new and emerging businesses in Dorchester County and the region.

Start-Up Support

We offer a fully supportive environment to accelerate business growth and help entrepreneurs develop the next generation of technologies. Startups can join the Innovation Center as a co-working space member or with dedicated space in our state-of-the-art facility where they can access a wide range of business resources and are partnered with an experienced business mentor, certified by SCORE, a Small Business Administration organization.

Dedicated space is available for up to four years, at which time, the business has the option to purchase permanent space in the tech park.

To become a member, call (410) 228-0155, email or connect on LinkedIn. The Center offers a 1-Day Complimentary Co-working Pass from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Mon-Fri)—a  great way for individuals to discover the professional elements of our workspace to best determine if ESIC membership would fit their needs. Contact management for details and to schedule.

Business Benefits


  • Class A Space with dedicated offices available
  • Large conference rooms (up to 52 people)/Small conference room (6 people)
  • Large monitor displays screens, web conferencing, and webcasting
  • Access to shared office equipment
  • 24-7 Access with video and badge security
  • Free wifi, parking, & business advisory services
  • Research laboratory
  • Guest lobby
  • Use of HotDesk sites in Mid Atlantic
  • Onsite Free Notary Services

Innovation Center Features

In addition to the incubation program, the Innovation Center contains co-working space, offices, laboratory facilities and convenient, premiere meeting space.

Co working space | Dorchester County EDA

Co-Working and Office Space

Are you looking to start or expand your entrepreneurial journey. Would your business start up benefit from dedicated office space and/or co-working space, technical assistance and access to key resources? Consider becoming a member of the Innovation Center’s growing community of entrepreneurs.

Our co-working membership fees start at $50 per month for businesses and $12.50 for students. Email us or call 410-228-0155. For an application and additional information on eligibility and fees, please click here.

We also offer daily rates in both our co-working space as well as individual offices. Click below to see rates, availability and benefits.

SunX Analytical Wet Lab | Dorchester County EDA

Commercial Research Laboratory

The Innovation Center features a 1,200-square foot commercial wet laboratory operated by SunX Analytical funded in part by Rural Maryland Council Prosperity Investment Funding. The lab is the first facility of its kind on the Delmarva Peninsula. Contact Dr. Barry Pritchard to learn more.

Confernce room | Dorchester County EDA

Conference Space

Dorchester County agencies and private sector companies may host meetings and workshops at the Innovation Center during regular business hours pending space availability. Our state-of-the-art conference room accommodates up to 80 people theater style and 42 classroom style. Featuring flat screen presentation monitors, video teleconferencing, Smart Board, whiteboard walls for ideation, Bluetooth speaker, and free Wi-Fi.

Click here for more information. To reserve conference space email us or call 410-228-0155.

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Calling All Innovators

Are you ready to accelerate your startup business? Welcome to the Eastern Shore Innovation Center in Cambridge, Maryland. The Innovation Center supports startups and small businesses through mentorships, workshops, networking opportunities, and affordable workspace. The Center has dedicated offices, Wi-Fi, large and small conference rooms, co-work space, web conferencing, and more. The Eastern Shore Innovation Center is a collaborative supported business incubator that will help ignite your business.