Build: Create Spaces Where Ideas Come to LifeTo bring their ideas to life, innovators need spaces to meet, work, experiment, test and collaborate. We envision a connected corridor of space on and off campus to meet demand and grow our innovation capacity. We have four specific needs: (1) Proof-of-Concept Center, (2) Wet Lab, (3) Makerspaces and (4) Co-working and Shared-support Spaces.
Activate: Apply the Innovation Mindset and Skillset Across the Journey of an IdeaWe support faculty, students and staff who want to put their ideas into practice and thrive in society and the modern innovation economy. Support focuses on three new opportunities: (1) Pathways to Impact Program, (2) Dreamers Who Do Program and (3) Carolina Innovation Passport.
“From chemistry to physics to engineering, if we all team up, we have the expertise to tackle this.”
Innovate Carolina moves more ideas into the world faster to solve the world’s problems and strengthen the economy.
“We have connected the dots by bringing experienced entrepreneurs and their networks together with crackerjack entrepreneurs at our universities who are working on exciting new products and services”