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Research and Development

A one-stop shop to take you from lightbulb moment to commercial success.

Our Research Gets Results

At NC State, we have a long history of research partnerships with industry sponsors. When it comes to generating ideas, uncovering solutions and bringing them market, we have all the tools you need. 

Better still, we’ve learned the nuances of corporate partnerships, so you can do business with a top research university with flexibility and ease. 

Among universities without a medical school, NC State ranks second in industry-supported research and in the top 10 for invention disclosures, U.S. patents issued, startups formed and licenses and options executed.

ABB and NC State have been partners for 30 years — working together to improve the reliability and reduce the cost and environmental impact of electric power systems.

#5 in Invention Disclosures

among public universities without a medical school

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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

Founding Partner, Cleared for Takeoff

As part of the IBM Q Hub global network, NC State will work with Delta Airlines to accelerate industry learning and implementation of quantum computing.

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