System Initiatives

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at UNC General Administration is dedicated to advancing research efforts across the University. To these ends, the office takes part in a number of proactive research initiatives to further a variety of research interests. Projects range from collaborative efforts with IBM towards streamlining the commercialization of new University discoveries, to the development and implementation of innovative research administration software. Information about our current initiatives can be found in these pages.

Between February and August of 2009, UNC examined our “culture” of discovery and innovation; the ways we work in partnership with business to move innovations forward towards commercialization, and how our innovative activity translates into economic development outcomes through the commercialization of university technologies. The mission and recommendations, as well as additional information on this initiative, are contained in the report “Innovate-Collaborate-Accelerate: The UNC Vision for Innovation and Technology Development”.

UNC faculty, staff and partners are identifying and developing new collaborative opportunities as a result of the comprehensive review of UNC coastal and marine activities conducted by the AAAS Research Competitiveness Program in 2012-2013.