Office of Outreach and Economic Development
Pictured above: Research Week 2012 kicks off with technology entrepreneurs/executives Karim Salehmohammed of U.S. Green Energy, David Nackashi of Protochips Inc., Greg Bowers of Advaero Technologies, and Ed Calt of Integrated Biochem engaging with N.C. A&T faculty, students and staff in a panel discussion of the university's role in innovation and applied research.
The Office of Outreach and Economic Development identifies promising technologies that arise from research conducted at N.C. A&T. We connect industrial/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.
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.
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.
Database of researchers
Information on specific N.C. A&T researchers can be found in the REACH NC database, an easily searchable Web portal that enables users to find thousands of researchers in N.C. colleges, universities and research institutions (click here for more information ... or here to go directly to the website). The initial phase of the database includes researchers in the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Other academic units will be added.
Outreach and Economic Development Staff
Lando Ray Little, Jr., B.A.
Project Manager, Office of Naval Research Future Engineering Faculty Fellowship program
Email, 336 285-3266, Fort IRC Room 228