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Engagement Opportunities

Collaborating with universities offers many advantages, such as access to highly skilled faculty, innovative minds, cutting-edge technology, facilities, and equipment. This partnership can help companies expand their capabilities, access a broader range of expertise, and develop novel products, processes, and services. Additionally, university collaborations can provide access to government funding opportunities, such as Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), and Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC) grants.


Our campus offers a vast science base with expert faculty and academic centers dedicated to long-term development programs and workforce training, benefiting industry sponsors seeking a robust research environment.

Strategic Partnerships

Our team streamlines engagements between stakeholders, enabling flexible partnerships. We build new corporate strategic relations and expand existing ones with industry partners to advance UNC-Chapel Hill’s mission.


UNC’s distinguished faculty members are integral to our national reputation. With expertise across various fields, our campus houses numerous renowned experts. Contact our Industry Relations team for consulting engagements and access.

Innovation and Technology

The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization, part of Innovate Carolina, negotiates intellectual property agreements and maintains a database for licensing technologies, copyright, and research tools. It connects industry partners with research, technology, and faculty startups while collaborating with internal university partners to develop and translate discoveries.

Executive Development

UNC Kenan-Flagler’s faculty members partner with program participants to coach and guide them in developing critical and creative thinking skills, collaborative work, identifying personal strengths, and honing underdeveloped ones. Our world-class faculty aims to facilitate growth and development in a supportive and challenging learning environment.

Working with Us

We facilitate university-industry collaborations, safeguarding and prioritizing UNC staff and faculty, and streamlining processes. Although success is not guaranteed, we prioritize UNC’s interests and minimize difficulties in obtaining industry partnerships.