Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

Better tests for Norovirus, safer cloud computing, 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 technological breakthroughs are one step closer to becoming reality thanks to investments 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).

Read more about previous Chancellor’s Innovation Fund successes.

Inquiries
Seth Crossno, CIF Program Manager.
Email: seth_crossno@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 513-1320
CIF Application Process

CIF Pre-Proposal Invention Disclsoure