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NC State to Serve as Clemson’s Mentor Institution for New NSF ART Program

Spring blooms around the Belltower. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

NC State University has been chosen as Clemson University’s mentor for a brand-new program launched by the National Science Foundation to address “a long-standing gap between academic research and the products, services and solutions Americans need,” the NSF announced.

NC State will provide Clemson with research-translation training and support and help foster a campuswide culture for research translation.

“We look forward to working closely with Clemson to help bolster research commercialization across the Carolinas,” said Kultaran Chohan, acting assistant vice chancellor for research commercialization and executive director of the Office of Research Commercialization at NC State. “As a fellow land-grant university, we know how crucial commercialization — moving innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public — is to our common goals and mission.” 

Clemson was one of only 18 academic institutions nationwide to secure part of the more than $100 million that the NSF granted as part of its first-ever Accelerating Research Translation (ART) investment.