The vice chancellor and all Research and Innovation units actively support and nurture the research enterprise, providing resources, expertise, and regulatory control, leading the way to advance innovation and discovery.
The Office of Research and Innovation oversees six university Shared Core Research Facilities and supports strategically important interdisciplinary research efforts by NC State faculty and their external partners.
NC State’s Centers and Institutes reflect the university’s commitment to interdisciplinary scholarly pursuit, including research, instruction and public service, and the university’s faculty clusters build on its historic strengths in the sciences, engineering, math, design, textiles, humanities and social sciences, and education.
To support and sustain Interdisciplinary Initiatives, the Office of Research and Innovation convenes individuals and organizations with common research interests, provides seed funding for pilot research projects and supports interdisciplinary graduate programs.
In our Faculty Clusters, faculty from across 10 colleges collaborate on research that yields results.
NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill Leverage Strengths to Improve Asthma Care
Our researchers, alongside researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill, are working to improve wearable health-monitoring devices on a research project that could lead to people being able to detect an asthma attack sooner.
Delta Air Lines Joins NC State’s IBM Q Hub
Delta Air Lines will be the founding industry partner to join the IBM Q Hub at NC State, as part of a multi-year collaborative effort with IBM and the world’s largest global airline to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform experiences for customers and employees.
Airports Help Support Rural North Carolina Communities
Thanks in part to a North Carolina Department of Transportation economic report — conducted by NC State’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) — lawmakers know how important the aviation industry is to the state economy’s continued success.
Office of Research Commercialization
The Office of Research Commercialization protects and promotes university research discoveries and intellectual property while working with and guiding industry partners. We’re driving economic growth by facilitating the commercialization of research discoveries.Learn more