Life in innovation driven economy

In a recent visit to Jamaica, Devin Collins, Assistant Director/Entrepreneurship & Business Development of Ventureprise, gave entrepreneurs insight into the role of academia in development of job creation through innovation.

Read more about Devin's visit in the article recently published in The Sunday Gleaner, Jamaica’s newspaper. 

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Niner Research Reception 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017
The 2017 Niner Research Reception was a massive success! Thank you to all who attended. Here are a few photos from the event.  

Shark Tank Seeks UNC Charlotte Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
A casting team from the television show “Shark Tank” was on campus at UNC Charlotte on Friday, April 28, to meet with UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, students and alumni entrepreneurs. The event was hosted by Ventureprise, the nonprofit venture development organization located in the PORTAL Building. Click here to learn more.    

Economics Professor Creates Partnership Between Students, Businesses

Thursday, March 30, 2017
In the current semester, Metzgar invited business owners from the University’s Ventureprise group, which is based in the PORTAL Building. He focused on five businesses in need of assistance. Students work in groups and choose which businesses they want to work with in the class. Click here to read more.

Shark Tank at UNC Charlotte

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed, business-themed show is continuing the search for the best entrepreneurs with the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Emmy-winning show features The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons who give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their American dreams come true; potentially securing deals that could make them millionaires.   If you’ve got a great product or business and need an investment to propel you forward, Ventureprise at UNC Charlotte is providing alumni, students, staff and...

Bank of America commits money to UNC Charlotte effort for research

Friday, March 10, 2017
Bank of America is committing $1.5 million to the Exponential Campaign in support of research at UNC Charlotte in the Data Science Initiative. Read more about this here. Read more here:

N.C. Science Festival Events at UNC Charlotte to Feature Expanded Kid Science Workshops and a ‘BIG’ Expo

Thursday, March 9, 2017
The NC Science Festival events at UNC Charlotte are going to feature expanded kid science workshops and a 'BIG' expo. Read more about this at Inside UNC Charlotte.

PORTAL’s Atom Power secures funding from Siemens

Thursday, February 16, 2017
PORTAL's Atom Power receives an equity investment from Siemens. Read more about it here.

Charlotte Research Institute and University City Partners sponsor "Envisioning the Future for University City"

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Charlotte Research Institute and University City Partners sponsored an event to share the vision for the future of University City. Read more about the event here.    

Niner Research Reception

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The recent Recognizing Niner Research reception honored our faculty grant recipients and others engaged in research on our campus. Guest speakers were Chancellor Philip L. Dubois, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development Bob Wilhelm, and NC General Assembly Representative Becky Carney  

Research Award Announcement for July 2016

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Office of Research and Economic Development is pleased to announce awards received by UNC Charlotte Researchers in the month of July, 2016. The total amount awarded for the month of July, 2016 (FY2016) was $4,549,469,  which brings the total to $4,459,469 for FY2016.   To view the full announcement, please click the link here.   For past awards visit the Department Reports page.