The Leader in Powerful Partnerships
The best way to solve the grand challenges facing society is to work side by side with innovative partners in the business, government and nonprofit sectors. At NC State, we understand that world-changing research and scholarship require the disciplinary boundaries of the past to give way to the collaborative partnerships of the future. And we’ve demonstrated time and again that entrepreneurial partnerships create jobs and improve lives by driving cutting-edge discoveries to the marketplace.
During the last two years alone, NC State has emerged to lead federally funded public-private efforts to build a new advanced manufacturing sector, develop novel techniques for data analysis, help farmers fight climate change and halt the spread of nuclear weapons.
We’re the best in the country at leading public-private partnerships.”
Dr. Terri Lomax,
Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
Working With Government
Local, state and federal government agencies seek NC State’s assistance in providing services, training their staffs and conducting research that will remake the face of the world as we know it.
For example, the U.S. Army sends its special operations soldiers to NC State’s Language Training Center to receive intensive, immersive instruction in five critical languages. And researchers are designing the smart energy grid of the future at the FREEDM Systems Center, a research endeavor funded by an $18.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
Partnering with NC State
Here’s what makes NC State a leader in public-private partnership: a deep well of faculty and student talent, an innovative approach that respects industry and an unflinching commitment to solving global challenges.
One-Stop Shop for Partnership
The Partnership Concierge is the first step toward collaborating with NC State to develop world-changing solutions.
Strengthening Business and Industry
NC State has a long, vibrant history of successful partnerships with individual companies and entire industry sectors. Our Technology Incubator helps high-tech entrepreneurs commercialize their products and services by giving them wide-ranging access to faculty, student and private-sector expertise on our Centennial Campus.
The Supply Chain Resource Cooperative draws on the thought leadership in our supply chain management curriculum — ranked sixth in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek — to extend the resources of corporate partners while giving students crucial real-world experience.
Our value to industry partners stems from more than just the resources we offer. We’ve also streamlined the partnership process, making it easy for all types of partners to collaborate with NC State.
The Partnership Tool Kit
Cutting-Edge Labs and Technologies
The Textile Protection and Comfort Center, one of Popular Science’s 10 most awesome college labs of 2013, tests protective gear for soldiers and first responders.
Businesses adopting new technologies can tap faculty know-how through intellectual resources such as the Poole College of Management’s Center for Innovation Management Studies.
An Innovative Campus
NC State’s Centennial Campus, a public-private research park, houses more than 60 corporate, government and nonprofit partners along with more than 70 NC State research and academic units.
Serving the Greater Good
As a land-grant university, NC State carries a commitment to service in its DNA. For our Service Raleigh event — an annual day of service led by NC State Student Government and students in the university’s Park Scholarships program — thousands of student, faculty and staff volunteers partner with more than 60 community organizations to solve problems and meet needs all over the Raleigh area. Students who participate in Alternative Service Break work in partnership with local organizations to address challenges in locations ranging from West Virginia to Alaska to the Dominican Republic.