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Amy Parker

Assistant Director, Research Commercialization Programs

Office of Research Commercialization


As Assistant Director of Research Commercialization Programs, Amy manages ORC’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) gap funding program to accelerate early-stage research projects and also manages NC State’s National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps Program to train researchers in market assessment and customer discovery skills. Amy is responsible for building and maintaining ORC’s collaborative relationships with ecosystem partners, while also supporting NC State’s startup pipeline. She also leads the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows nomination process for NC State.

Amy earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from East Carolina University and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration at NC State. She has been with the Office of Research Commercialization since 2014 in a variety of roles within its operations and new ventures groups, and has also served as an NC State Staff Senator.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys reading a good book, spending time in the great outdoors, photography, and watching Carolina Hurricanes hockey.