Industry Partnerships

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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 Global Engagement

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is recognized as one of the leading schools of pharmacy in the U.S. in training pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is uniquely positioned to expand its education mission and research enterprise globally through strategic partnerships.

Entrepreneurial initatives

The Chancellor’€™s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Chancellor’€™s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship works to strengthen UNC’s innovation ecosystem to meet the needs of faculty, students, staff, and community members as they translate their novel ideas into practical benefit and change the world.

Carolina KickStart

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

Launch Chapel Hill

Launch Chapel Hill is a new incubator established by the town of Chapel Hill, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Orange County, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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.