To see NC State innovation at work, you don’t need to look for an ivory tower. Just look around.
We’re at the forefront of faculty cluster hiring, bringing in the brightest minds to tackle some of the toughest emerging issues of our time. NC State is now home to 20 interdisciplinary clusters, each one a nexus for some of the world’s leading researchers.
Beyond the lab, our work has launched more than 550 consumer products and more than 100 startup companies. Together, those startups have attracted more than $1.2 billion in annual economic impact in North Carolina alone.
From preserving the foods in your fridge to protecting the data on your smartphone, NC State ideas are in action all around you.
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Our Ideas in Action
Leaders in Licensing Research
NC State has emerged as a leader in realizing research by recruiting top faculty and building an infrastructure for innovation.
The Samsung device in your pocket is secure, thanks to the state-of-the-art software conceived by this NC State startup.
Apr 12, 2017
Researchers Release First Chemical Map of Dyes from Historic Dye Library
The first chemical “map” of dyes from the Max A. Weaver Dye Library has been released. The information could assist researchers in developing dyes...
Mar 3, 2017
NC State's Entrepreneurship Initiative helps students turn their business ideas into reality. Meet some of the entrepreneurs who have graduated from...
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