We’re at the Forefront of Discovery
The Office of Research and Innovation supports the research, scholarship and creative activities of the NC State community by promoting collaborative research and an innovative environment.
We’re a dynamic organization for a dynamic institution. As part of a preeminent research university, we encourage the curious and creative to think and do the extraordinary.
From securing funding to commercializing research and from cultivating collaboration to educating on best practices, we provide support every step of the way.
Our Strategic Research Areas
Designing Healthy and Resilient Societies
NC State researchers find innovative ways to improve our well-being — whether they’re nourishing healthier animals and more nutritious crops or using textile technology to 3D-print fibers that better mimic those in the human body.
Harnessing Data for Decision Making
In an increasingly data-centric world, our researchers are improving the information we collect — and making sure it’s used for good. We use analytics to predict natural disasters and to advance promising fields like quantum computing.
Enriching the Human Experience
Our faculty collaborate across disciplines to study our past, our present and what it means to be human. The scientific discoveries we’re making today will become tomorrow’s fundamentals in fields like chemistry and physics.
Creating Safe, Secure and Intelligent Systems
We use innovative technology to make smarter machines, more efficient processes and safer communities.
Driving Food, Water and Energy Solutions
NC State research benefits the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.