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Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Corporate and Foundation Relations office is dedicated to fostering successful collaborations between the University and corporations and foundations.

Partnering with UNC

The acceleration of cutting-edge research into health care applications is a core mission of UNC Chapel Hill and key to UNC’s vision of advancing innovation and entrepreneurship. Whether uncovering the fundamental mechanisms of disease or advancing new treatments and outcomes, our researchers stand ready to partner with industry. The close integration of our five nationally-ranked health sciences schools and comprehensive healthcare system gives UNC a powerful pathway for moving the results of biomedical research from laboratories to patient care settings.

Technology Transfer: Office of Technology Development

The Office of Technology Development (OTD) serves the university and the public by licensing innovations developed by faculty, students and staff.

Office of Clinical Trials

The Office of Clinical Trials processes contracts with private industry and other entities to perform clinical trials at UNC-Chapel Hill.


The NC TraCS Institute is the medical research institution home for clinical and translational research here at Carolina.

School of Pharmacy: Office of Economic Development and International Partnerships

The mission of the Office of Economic Development and International Partnerships is to facilitate expansion of the research enterprise, educational outreach, and  health-care impact of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy nationally, and internationally.

Entrepreneurial initatives

Innovate @ Carolina

Carolina is both compelled and poised to accelerate and apply its innovative and entrepreneurial mindset to help solve the world’s most recalcitrant problems.

Carolina KickStart

Carolina KickStart (CKS) was developed to provide support for faculty in commercializing biomedical technologies through startup generation.

Carolina Launch Pad

The Carolina Launch Pad is UNC’s pre-commercial business accelerator for early-stage information technology startups from the UNC community.

Launching the Venture

Launching the Venture is a series of courses that help faculty, staff and students from across the UNC campus turn ideas into new ventures.

 UNC System

The Small Business and Technology Development Center

The Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses.