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We partner with industry leaders to pioneer socially and environmentally sustainable practices — and they see lasting, far-reaching results.

Partners for a Sustainable Future

As a thriving research university, NC State’s contributions toward a sustainable future are unique and vital. We prepare students with sustainability knowledge and real-world experience for impactful careers and lives. We fuel research breakthroughs that solve complex sustainability challenges. And we practice what we teach, integrating sustainable practices into every aspect of our operations, academics and research. In fact, sustainability is one of NC State’s seven core values highlighted in the overall university strategic plan.

Our industry partners have a shared commitment. For example, with our newly launched Business Sustainability Roundtable, we’re teaming up with FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies in support of their global sustainability goals — and shaping biodiversity strategies at a new $2B large-scale cell culture manufacturing facility, just miles down the road from campus.

FUJIFILM Diosynth teams up with innovative academic partners like NC State to train our specialized workforce and uncover breakthrough research. Together, we’re working towards solutions for a better future.

Martin Meeson

President and CEO, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies

NC State’s Business Sustainability Collaborative brings together students, leading faculty and the business community to redefine how business success is measured.

#1 in Sustainability Innovation

Among U.S. universities, 2021 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking




Student Sustainability
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NC State’s B Corp Clinic



Business Sustainability Collaborative

Our partnerships bring together faculty, students and industry to yield actionable business solutions that are good for people, the planet and the bottom line. When you team up with NC State, you’ll gain insights from our world-class faculty, get hands-on consulting from our student leaders and build working relationships with future recruits.

Morning dew beads up like small jewels on plants near the Strolling Professor statue on main campus. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Let’s explore a partnership.

Are you interested in learning about the benefits of an industry-university partnership? Fill out the form below and our dedicated team will contact you to learn more about your business needs. Then we’ll help you navigate the university system to find the resources you need — like your future workforce, subject-matter expertise, or state-of-the-art labs and equipment.

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