Value of Research

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The Economic Impact of Research

Research: An Economic Engine

  • Expenditures resulting from research funding at UNC-Chapel Hill cycle through the state and local economies, transforming federal funds into revenue for North Carolina residents and businesses.

(Source: Office of Sponsored Research. Updated: 4/2014.)

  • The state of North Carolina ranks sixth nationally in statewide funding from the National Institutes of Health.

(Source: NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool (RePORT). Updated: 5/2015.)

The Growing Economic Impact of Technology Development

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) highlights statistics about the many technologies and innovations developed by Carolina faculty, students, and staff, including invention disclosures filed, patent applications filed, patents issued, inventions licensed, and more.

(Source: Office of Technology Development. Updated: 4/2014.)