2010 Key Accomplishments in Areas of Research and Innovation
Across the University, research and innovation success abounds.
NC State has:
- Launched Springboard, making it easier for internal and external partners to work with the University. This initiative will help us reach our goal of doubling the number of start-ups launched by the University and increasing industry-sponsored research. Contact: 919-513-4289, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Successfully competed for funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, receiving nearly $60 million for relevant research — ranging from new drugs for Parkinson’s disease to the makings of a better antenna.
- Selected initial recipients for the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, the first technology development investment available to faculty, staff and students in support of innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Launched four new startup companies that further contribute to NC State’s economic development impact: NanoFoam LLC, Red Wolf Refining Corp., Augment Medical and Applied Combustion Technologies.
- Added 13 new partners to Centennial Campus, including SKEMA, one of France’s largest business schools — bringing 200 additional students to our research and development campus.
- Opened “The Garage,” a partnership that provides business incubator space to students as a way to develop their ideas into viable businesses and economic development opportunities.
- Coordinated NC State’s initiative with the University of North Carolina System and others to build the Research, Engagement and Capabilities Hub of North Carolina (REACH NC), a database that facilitates interdisciplinary research and makes it easier to locate subject-matter experts.
- Continued to grow our Centers and Institutes, creating research clusters that benefit society and support emerging markets in areas as diverse as nonwoven textiles, human health, transportation and climate change.
- Started The Abstract, a blog produced by University News Services that focuses on interesting and compelling research and innovation news.
- Seen the College of Veterinary Medicine ranked third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.