UNC has always been a seed bed of innovation, in both our curriculum and our cutting edge research. Going forward, we know that innovation -- thinking and doing new things -- and entrepreneurship -- turning those new things into enterprises -- will be even more critical to our success in the global economy. Individual campuses are well underway in launching their own initiatives to encourage more entrepreneurial activity. Our institutions look to create a culture on every campus that rewards new ways of thinking and doing that result in new jobs, from improving the effectiveness of our technology transfer efforts to advocating for statewide innovation strategies.

Across the University of North Carolina, campuses are offering majors and minors in entrepreneurship that are focused not only on businesses, but also on social and governmental enterprises. Universities are taking a holistic approach to entrepreneurship, to create a more entrepreneurial culture throughout the campus.