NC State Celebrates Innovation and Entrepreneurship

In the 27th annual Celebration of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NC State recognized the achievements of 2016’s faculty inventors. Dr. Michael Escuti (Electrical and Computer Engineering) was named the Innovator of the Year, and Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou (Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences) received the Dr. John S. Risley Entrepreneur of the Year award.  Last year, 12 new startup companies were launched, 164 commercialization agreements were executed, and 65 patents were issued with the aid of the Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures.

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