Innovate Carolina

Innovate Carolina is an alliance of faculty, students and staff from across the University. It is led by the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and harnesses the collective expertise of a network of more than 200 people and programs. Innovate Carolina helps students and faculty expand their work and achieve a return on investment for themselves, the University and the world. We work on their behalf to ensure the University has the knowledge, programs, processes, and resources to cultivate their ideas from conception through implementation and beyond. Support is critical to secure UNC’s position as a leader in driving innovation with real-world impact. We seek funds for three key areas.

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Faculty Support

Where Faculty Startups Start Out

New space on campus will provide faculty with a collaborative place to grow their companies

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Data-Driven Confidence

New digital tool that offers county-level insight and answers

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Muting Genetic Mutations

Cancer survivor kickstarts research for a cure

Aerem Team

Building Smarter, Breathing Easier

Using Carolina resources to solve our latest problems

Launch Chapel Hill.

Launching into the Future

Major gift expands access to Launch Chapel Hill innovation space

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Blazing a Virtual Trail

Are virtual internships the future?