The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED) plays a critical role in NC State’s success as a preeminent R1 university. The Vice Chancellor and the units reporting to him actively support and nurture the research enterprise, providing resources, expertise, and regulatory control, leading the way to advance innovation and discovery.
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Alan Rebar, Vice Chancellor
Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Genevieve Garland, Director
Research Operations and Chief of Staff
Jon Horowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor
Partnerships and Economic Development
Rick Liston, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Lorena McLaren, Executive Director
Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Development
Matt Peterson, Director
Pradip Pramanik, Director
Proposal Development Unit
Kelly Sexton, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Technology Commercialization and New Ventures
Mladen Vouk, Associate Vice-Chancellor
Chief Research Officer (CRO) for NC State, the Vice Chancellor is responsible for the central units supporting the university’s sponsored research enterprise. In addition, he provides leadership and direction for 13 cross-disciplinary centers and institutes.
Research Operations provides leadership in development, planning and implementation of ORIED’s strategic goals and initiatives. The director is a liaison to the Vice Chancellor and acts on his behalf. The unit provides logistical (both administrative and operational) support to all ORIED units in the areas of strategic initiatives, reporting, centers and research cores, research development activities, communications, marketing, web services, special events, etc. The unit leads all communications, marketing and web activities for ORIED and facilitates activities between ORIED units and University Communications. Unit Contacts
ORIED serves as the primary liaison between the university and the federal government and other national organizations on issues related to research funding. The Director meets regularly with lawmakers and agencies to ensure that NC State is able to compete for important research opportunities and meetings between administration and faculty and our congressional leaders in Washington or in Raleigh. Unit Contacts
The Integrated Support Service Center (ISSC) provides proposal, financial and administrative support for ORIED’s centers and institutes as well as principal investigators across the university who are not affiliated with a college research office. Streamlining these services eliminates costly duplication and creates efficiencies. Unit Contacts
Centennial Campus Partnerships and Industry Alliances build relationships between the university, industries, government agencies, and nonprofits, streamlining access to important resources on and off campus. Economic Development assists businesses and other organizations interested in expanding their operations in North Carolina and works closely with local and state government. Unit Contacts
The Research Development Office (RDO) enhances collaborative research and lays the foundation for sustainable research growth. The office plans strategies to pursue large-scale projects, manages limited submission funding opportunities and ORIED’s seed-funding programs, develops NC State’s research infrastructure, and provides administrative oversight for centers and institutes. Unit Contacts
NC State’s Centers and Institutes provide platforms for the sharpest minds across the UNC system to collaborate, investigate and discover solutions to our global community’s greatest challenges. In addition to providing support for the centers directly under the Vice Chancellor’s authority, ORIED provides oversight for UNC General Administration reporting. Unit Contacts
The Proposal Development Unit (PDU) supports large-scale projects by providing strategy development, technical writing, and budget creation expertise. In addition, the PDU coordinates webinars and workshops geared toward helping researchers write winning proposals, leads the university-wide Proposal Development Network, and produces an electronic newsletter with timely proposal development tips. Unit Contacts
Central research administration support is provided by Sponsored Programs & Regulatory Compliance Services (SPARCS). Sponsored Programs assists with proposal submission, agreement negotiation, and administration of sponsored projects. Regulatory Compliance oversees conflicts of interest and commitment management, export controls, facility security matters, and research integrity. Unit Contacts
The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV) excels at moving research innovations through the commercialization process. Licensing professionals provide a range of services to inventors to protect, market and license the intellectual property developed at NC State. In addition, OTCNV assists new ventures generated from NC State inventions navigate the start-up process. Unit Contacts
The Office of Corporate & Foundation Relations supports NC State faculty and staff by initiating, cultivating, and coordinating strategic relationships with non-government corporations and foundations that can lead to grants and charitable support.
The vision of the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is to be instrumental in making an impact on society’s grand challenges through NC State’s emergence as a preeminent research university.
The Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development supports research, scholarship, and creative activities of the NC State community, facilitates a collaborative research and innovation environment, and translates results into social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world.
- ORIED supports the NC State community by identifying strategic research areas and specific funding sources, assisting in proposal development, providing professional development, encouraging partnerships, and providing administrative oversight and support services.
- ORIED facilitates an efficient and collaborative research and innovation environment by maximizing access to existing resources, identifying needs, coordinating activities to secure new resources, and promoting an interdisciplinary research culture.
- ORIED translates results by licensing IP, leveraging resources, launching start-up companies, communicating the value of our work, and fostering partnerships that lead to social, economic, and technological development.