The term “innovation” is everywhere. Companies are looking to innovate as a way to grow revenues. Governments are looking at ways to reinvent themselves. And yes, universities are evolving to meet changing needs.
NC State University’s mission has always been focused on research and innovation. Currently, we’re ranked among the top 10 research universities in the country for those not affiliated with medical schools. It’s obviously a mission we take seriously.
But we also take our commitment to innovation one step further. Innovation at NC State isn’t just about R&D or product development. It’s about addressing global challenges, transforming lives, and improving the human condition.
The Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is newly tooled to address this goal. The process starts with research, continues with market translation, and ultimately evolves into business growth and job creation. Our office is here to provide the culture, structure, environment and resources to make it all happen.
Whether you’re a researcher with a big idea, a potential start-up, or an industry leader looking for intellectual property, we can help.
Terri L. Lomax, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Read more about Terri L. Lomax and her life-long commitment to research and innovation.