Eshelman Institute for Innovation

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation accelerates the creation and development of ideas that lead to discoveries and transformative changes in education, research and health care. Through strategic collaborations inside and…

Ask an Innovator

If you’re working on an innovation, entrepreneurial project or a new venture, you’re bound to have questions — and lots of them. Ask an Innovator is an online tool that…

Kenan Science Library Workrooms

…library and are available for consultations, instruction, and customized services for the departments with which they work. If you are a UNC-Chapel Hill researcher in the sciences, they are also…

E(I) Lab

…develop the necessary prototypes, be inventors on patents, and be trained in various aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation. The top teams receive monetary prizes in addition to potential seed investments….

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

…winner or finalist, you will be featured in the Fast Company magazine, included in an online directory of the world’s best design-driven companies and recognized at the magazine’s Innovation Festival….

Research Hub at Davis Library (GIS and Data Services)

…with data, mapping, texts and technology, the Research Hub supports data investigation, analysis and visualization in many formats. It also gives you access to classroom training, online learning and GIS computing….

NC IDEA Seed Grant

…the NC IDEA Ecosystem Partner Grant of up to $250,000, which is available to both nonprofit and for-profit organizations in North Carolina with new or existing initiatives and innovative ideas….

Resources for Minority and Female Entrepreneurs

A wide variety of socially driven organizations and minority- and female-led ventures make a tremendous social and economic impact in communities across the region, state, country and globe. Innovate Carolina…

I&E Courses

UNC-Chapel Hill offers more than 100 courses with content related to innovation and entrepreneurship. These courses are available in a variety of departments and professional schools across the University that…

Patent Landscape and Market Research Service

…your invention from lab to market? The Patent Landscaping and Market Research Service is available to current UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and students at no cost, and to organizations outside…

Shuford Program Funding Opportunities

…ventures, startups, study-away experiences and professional development. Available funding support has helped students accept internships in New York City, travel with the program to Shanghai, and receive patents for products….

Carolina THINK

Carolina THINK is a student organization that serves as the entrepreneurship club for undergraduate students. The organization raises awareness and interest in the entrepreneurial field and helps students discover entrepreneurship…

Rex Health Ventures

Rex Health Ventures (RHV) supports the discovery and development of new treatments, tools, products and services that foster innovation and positively impact the provision of health care. RHV invests in

Investors’ Circle

Investors’ Circle (IC) is the largest and most active early-stage impact investing network. Together with hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices, IC has propelled over $200 million…

Cato Bioventures

Cato Bioventures invests in innovative therapeutics, medical devices and stem cell technologies that improve pharma’s research and development productivity. Drug development, including pre-clinical studies, clinical studies, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs,…

HUSTLE Winston-Salem

…at-risk for systematic exclusion or marginalization in the local innovation economy: People of Color, including but not limited to, Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asians, Native Americans, and immigrants; women of all races,…

Ashoka Fellowship

…of your idea. You also benefit from customized engagement opportunities that accelerate the impact of your idea, increased visibility, and the ability to connect with a global community of peers….

Leadership exCHANGE Fellowship

…the year in Prague and Raleigh. You can benefit from a variety of study abroad programs, including academic courses, workshops, leadership training, community service and cultural activities. By living and…

Health Innovation Pilot Awards

…for Health Innovation administers multiple opportunities for pilot award funding, including collaborations with other UNC departments and programs to further UNC Health and UNC School of Medicine’s commitment to innovation….


Innovation Made Fundamental Where innovators thrive Combating global warming with seaweed Mark your mark at BeAM The Helping Hand Project Innovate for All Innovation Showcase 2018 Carmichael Hall Makerspace Watchdog…


…who is earning a minor in entrepreneurship, his dual involvement in the Shuford Program and Entrepreneurship Center at the business school influenced his career path in ways he hadn’t imagined….

Innovate Now

Innovate Now Series Make an impact with your ideas – anytime, anywhere. Innovate Carolina’s Innovate Now series helps you put your ideas into action anytime and anywhere that works for…

Seminar Series

…this webinar celebration, you’ll hear an updated from Provost Bob Blouin about the University’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and celebrate all inventors from Carolina who received issued patents in

Video Presentations: 2021 UNC Innovation Showcase

…affordable housing in high-opportunity areas. Well-Aware A mobile app and low-cost kit enabling users to test water quality, interpret results and access local resources to resolve issues. Convergent Science…

Ask an Innovator

Ask your innovation question. Anytime, anywhere. An online platform that gives you a quick, simple way to get answers about your idea or venture If you’re working on an innovation,…

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