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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 with you. Our Centennial Campus is home to more than 70 industry partners, and we’re at the forefront of research commercialization. And, 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.

NC State has played an important role in our success. Having access to incredible talent was a game changer for us.

David Morken

Founder and CEO, Bandwidth Inc.

Meet Our Team

NC State’s Office of Partnerships helps organizations accelerate innovation by matching business needs with university talent and research.

The NC State Belltower lit at night.

A Refrigeration Revolution — Advanced on Centennial Campus

Phononic found its first home at NC State. Now, the startup’s innovative solid-state cooling technology is heating up the refrigeration industry.

Phononic employee looks through a microscope.


corporate, government and nonprofit partners on Centennial Campus


for industry-sponsored research (among public universities without a medical school)

$128 Million

in research sponsored by our industry partners
FY 2019 – FY 2023

Still have questions? Let us help.

Contact the Partnerships Office at 919.515.7036 or