Charlotte Research Institute (CRI)

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Powered by CRIStaking its claim as the region’s premiere urban research university, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is dedicated to university-industry partnerships with an emphasis on research and innovation, business growth, and job creation. The Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) is the portal through which these important collaborations are created and enriched at UNC Charlotte. CRI connects industry and government agencies with exceptional UNC Charlotte academic and research talent, facilities and equipment, and support services to enhance intellectual capital, accelerate technology commercialization, cultivate the development of entrepreneurial and start-up ventures, create global educational and industry partnerships, and spur economic growth in the greater Charlotte region.

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PORTALThe Partnership, Outreach, and Research to Accelerate Learning (PORTAL) facility, a premier workspace and innovation center for regional and global business pioneers, is now open for business on the campus of UNC Charlotte.  The PORTAL building serves as a progressive workspace for entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses working alongside well-established industry partners and corporate innovators. Walk outside your PORTAL office door and collaborate with UNC Charlotte’s exceptional faculty and students who are exploring innovative breakthroughs each day.  Discover PORTAL and let’s pioneer together.    Read more…




Charlotte Venture Challenge Heats Up!



The 2016 Southeast Venture Challenge will take place at Le Méridien, 555 South McDowell Street, North Tower • Charlotte, NC 28204 | 704-372-9610

Visit the CVC page for information on past competitions.

Stop by the Charlotte Venture Challenge website for information on this year's competition.