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Chancellor's Innovation Fund

Jun 17, 2024

Catalyzing Creative Concepts to Solve Commercial Challenges

NC State University research helps turn today’s ideas into tomorrow’s solutions. That’s core to our land-grant mission. The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), a competitive internal seed fund, has proven to be…

Nov 28, 2023

Trusting Their Gut: NC State Spinout Company Knows Cows Hold the Key to Quickly Cooling the Climate

Hoofprint Biome, which recently closed a $4.25M pre-seed round of venture capital funding, was founded by two NC State Ph.D. grads with the mission to improve cattle’s gut health and, as…

Nov 20, 2023

Modified DNA Startup Awarded Competitive Seed Grant

NC State startup DNAli Data Technologies was one of six startup companies announced as a recipient of NC IDEA’s SEED grant for its Fall 2023 cycle. A private foundation that supports…

Aug 31, 2023

NC State Stealth Materials Team Completes NSF I-Corps Teams Program

A research team from North Carolina State University's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering recently completed an intensive National Science Foundation program to assess the commercial viability of a next generation stealth material technology.

May 25, 2023

Major Gift Expands Support for Commercially Focused NC State Research

Entrepreneur and investor Bill Spruill recently donated $900,000 toward the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), which awards annual grants to Pack members in order to further their cutting-edge work. Spruill hopes…

Aug 7, 2020

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects that range from safer treatments for human and animal health to novel manufacturing methods for toilet paper, lightweight car frames and synthetic fuel.…

Researcher working in lab

Aug 16, 2018

Meet the 2019 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Recipients

Groundbreaking research happens every day at NC State, and a growing number of important technologies are making the leap from lab to marketplace. It’s no surprise that adequate funding is crucial to this transition.

Researchers in lab

Dec 12, 2017

NC State Researcher Uses CIF Funding to Further Understanding of ALS

It’s a Tuesday morning, and Michael Bereman is in his office on Centennial Campus, poring over data on a deadly toxin found in ponds and lakes that many of us…

Award winners standing with university Chancellor

Oct 13, 2017

Top Innovator, Entrepreneurs Honored at NC State Celebration of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

On a campus crowded with world-leading faculty spinning off startup companies and writing patent applications at a record-breaking pace, the annual awards for innovator of the year and entrepreneur of…

Jul 17, 2017

Bridging the Funding Gap from Research to Commercialization

Five promising North Carolina State University projects will receive support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF), which helps NC State researchers move their inventions into the marketplace. “NC State is establishing itself…