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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…

Jan 8, 2024

Ship Repair Startup Forging Its Way to Market

What if an app could get more U.S. Navy ships back to sea sooner? The co-founder of startup company Washington’s Hammer knows just how hard it can be to get…

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.…

Mar 3, 2020

NIAID Small Business Workshop 2020

NIAID Small Business Workshop 2020 Hosted by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in partnership with North Carolina State University. The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection 2451 Alumni Drive…

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.

Shared office space for startups

Mar 28, 2018

NC State Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures partners with RIoT to Increase Entrepreneurship Resources

As an aspiring entrepreneur or young start-up, it can be hard to navigate the ever-evolving technology commercialization process and get your service or product out into the market. NC State Office…

NSF I-Corps Logo

Sep 7, 2017

NC State Receives Funding from NSF for I-Corps Site

NC State has received a $500,000 award from the National Science Foundation to advance the commercialization of research discoveries. This five-year award will be used by the Office of Technology Commercialization…

Researcher in lab working with data

Aug 23, 2017

NC State Commercialization Breaks Records, Gears Up for More

NC State’s Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures has just completed its most successful year ever, launching a record 15 startup companies, executing a record 169 licenses and options and…

Faculty inventor standing outside campus building

Aug 23, 2017

Inventor Shares Tech Transfer Tips at Springboard Innovation Forum

Take it from an expert, Fran Ligler told a rapt audience of inventors and investors on Centennial Campus last Tuesday, great ideas aren’t that uncommon. “If you only have one…