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The Office of Technology Commercialization is prioritizing and accelerating COVID-19-related innovations, distribution of tangible materials that support academic and company COVID-19 research, and engagement with companies to license technologies.

Building smarter so we can breathe easier

A UNC biomedical engineering professor’s knack for entrepreneurial resourcefulness helped him jumpstart the development of an innovative face mask device – and a new startup company.

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UNC Commercialization Stories

UNC and Duke team up to launch entrepreneurial startup hub

Funded by the U.S. EDA Sprint Challenge award, the new hub will boost economic development in the Research Triangle by providing startups with entrepreneurial advisers, a joint talent network and access to service providers.

Venture catalysts: The new startup problem solvers

How are a new group of UNC graduate students and postdoctoral fellows accelerating the pace of progress for faculty inventors-turned-entrepreneurs? The insights they deliver are adding up to breakthrough therapies, disruptive treatments and novel technologies.

Breakthrough gene therapies in sight

UNC-affiliated startup RainBio is changing the landscape of ocular gene therapy with its novel treatment to reverse and prevent blindness in children with rare genetic diseases.

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Accelerating the translation of important ideas into meaningful products and services for the benefit of North Carolina, the world, and the University