Converting knowledge into solutions to world pressing problems

Vision, Mission and Values

We believe in purposeful transformations Innovate Carolina is the University-wide initiative for innovation and entrepreneurship. We help faculty, students and staff at UNC-Chapel Hill move more ideas into the world faster to solve the world’s problems and strengthen the economy. We believe that only through rigorously applying the tools of innovation can we solve society’s

Innovation Strategy

Strategic Plan The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (IEED) plays an important role by leading the University in its goal to uncover and unleash the vast potential of its faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends. Our office, which operates under the label Innovate Carolina, helps the Carolina community learn

About Us


Dedicated to accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship


Supports a cross-university network for collaboration across disciplines


Read about our strategy and progress to date


Be the place where innovators thrive