We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence and bridge connections from NC State’s research community to industry and startups by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.
Our experienced leadership team guide various expert teams in advancing the mission to facilitate the commercialization of innovative research discoveries to drive economic growth in not only North Carolina but around the world. They propel the mission forward by creating and overseeing programs aimed at discovering, validating and strengthening NC State technologies and teams.
Our world-class team of licensing associates guides innovators through all steps of the invention licensing process. Our licensing team conducts market assessments, works with outside counsel to protect NC State inventions and intellectual property, engages industry to identify marketing opportunities and negotiate licenses, and cultivates relationships with licensees, industry, and innovators.
The New Ventures team strives to ensure that startups have everything needed to start, build, and grow a strong business. The team works with inventors to legally incorporate, explore funding sources, build a professional network, provide training and mentoring programs, and establish a brand. The New Ventures team takes an individually-tailored approach to ensure that inventors have ready access to the resources they need.
Good financial stewardship is of utmost importance to our Finance and Operations team as they work to ensure timely payment, billing, and royalty collection and distribution. Additionally, the team works with attorneys to manage the patent application process and correspondence, oversees reporting and tracking of products that arise from NC State intellectual property, and handles all ORC data, providing reports to internal and external stakeholders. The team also works with federal sponsors to maintain compliance with the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act.
Our interns and fellows get hands-on experience working with technologies and NC State startups. We offer internships in licensing, finance and operations, marketing and communications, and new ventures. We ensure each intern and fellow has an individually-tailored experience that is engaging and meaningful. We are proud to have these talented interns and fellows working with us.