A MOU was signed on May 10th 2013, to help encourage business in Industry, arts, culture, education, research, health, commercial cooperation and creating exchange among both regions. Within the past, Professor, Charles Caramello, Dean of the Graduate School at Maryland visited University College Cork (UCC) in March, to advise programs in College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. Also another Professor, Anita Maguire, Vice President for Research at UCC and Dr. David O’Connell of UCC, visited the UM campus in College Park and Baltimore to discuss research infrastructure programs, pharmaceuticals, energy, environment, food, biotech and healthcare. Both Maryland university research parks and the Maryland Business Incubator Association (MBIA) are looking for possible cooperation dealing with business and innovation opportunities at UCC.