Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

Better tests for Norovirus, lighter, stronger armor for soldiers, faster download speeds for smartphones, brewing beer from newly discovered yeasts, and growing therapeutic lung stem cells to make breathing easier – these NC State breakthroughs are one step closer to becoming reality thanks to help from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund.

Established in 2010 by NC State with the support of Chancellor William R. (Randy) Woodson, the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) awards up to $75,000 to support short-term commercially-focused research projects. The CIF assists NC State innovators with reduction to practice and technology development needed to strengthen the commercial potential of intellectual property disclosed to the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT).

Inventors: Learn more about the CIF application process here.

CIF Impact Through FY16

microscope $1.9 million awarded to 28 projects

$-cycle$9.9 million in follow on funding

star10 startups launched

price-tag$983,500 in licensing revenue

handshake14 commercialization agreements executed

bar-graph6:1 ROI

Read more about previous Chancellor’s Innovation Fund successes.

Seth Crossno, CIF Program Manager.
Phone: (919) 513-1320
CIF Application Process

CIF Pre-Proposal Invention Disclsoure