Office of Outreach and Economic Development

The Office of Outreach and Economic Development identifies promising technologies that arise from research conducted at N.C. A&T. We connect industrial and commercial partners with N.C. A&T’s expertise, new technologies, and opportunities for continuing development while creating technology-driven businesses and economic benefits to the regional and state economies. The office manages the university’s intellectual property portfolio and works directly with faculty, staff and students to build a pipeline of novel products and concepts with commercial value.

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What We Do

Technology transfer is accomplished at N.C. A&T through three processes for realizing public use of our research-derived technology.

  • Where sufficient, we license our available technology to commercial partners.
  • We provide technology assessment services to the N.C. A&T community.
  • We facilitate the creation of new commercial entities based on N.C. A&T technology.

A brief guide to tech transfer for researchers.

Why We Do It

Technology licensing and commercialization helps the university to:

  • Deliver tangible benefits to North Carolina taxpayers for their support for fundamental research;
  • Attract outstanding faculty and students;
  • Generate corporate support for research;
  • Generate revenue for reinvestment in the research enterprise; and
  • Create new job opportunities for graduates.

Outreach and Economic Development Staff

Outreach and Economic Development Staff