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 springboard@ncsu.edu
  • 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.


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