As a leading global public research university bound by 226 years of service to the greater good, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks daring solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. The UNC Institute for Convergent Science (ICS) is the next step in realizing those solutions.
ICS will provide a new Innovation Framework based on a convergent approach to problem-solving, developing new technologies and de-risking to ensure the fastest, most successful path to commercialization. By redefining the journey from idea to proof of concept to market, ICS will enable research teams to focus on solving the problems at hand — collectively at one central hub — with the infrastructure, lab space, expertise and funding needed to drive breakthroughs and create exceptional outcomes.
The great problems of our time are as vast as they are complex. Deadly diseases, energy shortages, water scarcity and more will not be solved by one discipline, industry or sector alone, but rather by a diverse array of experts. At Carolina, we recognize our unique responsibility and embrace the opportunity to work together to create a better future.
– Kevin Guskiewicz, Chancellor