Kyle McKenzie and Corey Meade's 3D-printed audio bracelet.

Why Partner With NC State?

Unparalleled access to cutting-edge research and world-class brainpower — plus a seamless partnership process.

Join Forces With Us

When you partner with NC State, you put a leading research university to work for you. Our Centennial Campus is home to more than 75 industry partners, and we’re at the forefront of research commercialization. In fact, we have an entire department dedicated to supporting corporate partnerships.

The benefits of partnering with NC State include talent recruitment and long-term project collaboration, as well as access to emerging concepts and research. Here, you can drive your vision forward with our world-class faculty, engaged students and field-tested partnership process.

It’s a classic win-win scenario. Eastman gets access to expertise in new and emerging fields while students get hands-on experience working on real-world challenges alongside industry professionals.

Scott Armentrout, Director of External Innovation, Eastman Chemical Company

Meet Our Team

NC State's Office of Partnerships helps organizations save time and money by providing expert assistance and strategic connections.

Partnerships Staff


corporate, government and nonprofit partners on Centennial Campus


for industry-sponsored research (among all U.S. universities)
Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

$24.2 Million

in research sponsored by our industry and government partners in FY20