Innovation, Collaboration and Support
The Office of Research Commercialization (ORC) cultivates an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence and bridges connections from North Carolina State University’s research community to industry and startups by strategically evaluating, protecting and licensing technology.
NC State Celebrates Innovation, Entrepreneurship
For over 30 years, NC State University has held an annual Celebration of Innovation, awarding an innovator of the year and an entrepreneur of the year. On the evening of Oct. 12, for the first time since 2019, Chancellor Randy Woodson hosted the event in person again, at his residence on Centennial Campus, The Point.
Craig Yencho and Ken Pecota were both honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Marshall Brain received the Entrepreneur of the Year award.Learn More
One of the Top 10 Universities for Startup Creation
The 2022 Heartland Forward Report - "From Research to Renewal"