Net Impact Conference

The Net Impact Conference is the leading forum for students and professionals who want to tackle the world’s toughest social and environmental problems. At the conference, you can discuss trends…

Eshelman Institute for Innovation

…the staff, the institute can provide you with resources to engage in timely, opportunistic, creative, risky and innovative work that advances the mission of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy….

E(I) Lab

The E(I) Lab is a six-month experiential program that brings together graduate students, professional students and postdocs from diverse disciplines across UNC to conceive, develop and test innovative solutions to

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…

Investors’ Circle

…into more than 300 enterprises dedicated to improving the environment, education, health and community. If your company chooses to apply, IC will screen your application and make it available to

SOCAP 365 Event Series

…attendee or relatively new and curious about the field, SOCAP 365 is a chance to connect locally with like-minded peers committed to accelerating the flow of capital toward global good….

Web Summit ALPHA

Each week, the Web Summit selects early-stage startups from around the world to exhibit as part of ALPHA. If selected for ALPHA, you’ll get an exhibition stand, three tickets, an…

App Lab

…Science is where UNC students can learn how to build web and mobile applications. Visit the lab and talk to our experienced faculty and staff who are ready to assist….

Computer Science Entrepreneurs’ Lounge

…in the space, and technology transfer staff use it to meet with potential licensees for computer science patents and copyrights. It’s also a great place for computer science startup companies to meet, plan and organize….

Center for Health Innovation

…It supports moving great ideas toward implementation, provides a forum for public-private partnerships, and serves as a learning laboratory where internal and external partners can test their visions for a…

Carolina Innovations Seminar Series

…the Hill Restaurant & Brewery from 5:30 to 6:30 p .m. on the first Thursday of each month to hear the guest speaker presentation. Afterwards, you’re invited to networking reception…

BeAM Makerspaces

UNC Be a Maker (BeAM) is a network of makerspaces where the UNC-Chapel Hill community comes together to design and make physical objects for education, research and entrepreneurship. You can…

CUBE Social Innovation Incubator

…have an idea for a social venture, you can apply to to join the CUBE program. If your venture is selected, you can receive seed funding, mentoring, co-working space, pro-bono…

Technology Development Grants

The UNC Office of Technology Commercialization offers technology development grants to help faculty and researchers develop unlicensed UNC technologies and move them to commercially relevant endpoints. Successful projects create technologies…

Kenan-Biddle Grants

…in 2017, the revitalized partnership will annually award $55,000 to projects led by student at both universities. Applicants are invited to propose an innovative initiative that addresses a social or environmental need within the campus communities, Triangle, or beyond….

Carolina Research Ventures

To ensure that startups and other University-sourced companies have the opportunity to fully develop and deploy technology generated at Carolina, UNC-Chapel Hill launched Carolina Research Ventures (CRV). CRV has created…

Davis Projects for Peace Award

…peace. As a student participant, you are invited to design a grassroots project that you implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the…

Community Engagement Fellowship

…innovative, sustainable approaches to complex social needs and that have an academic connection. The fellowships run from March to October, and fellows primarily work during the summer to implement their…

Robert E. Bryan Fellowship

The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship is designed for aspiring social change-makers who are interested in providing a significant contribution locally, nationally or internationally by creating an entrepreneurial project that addresses…

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….


…ecosystem of founders, mentors, investors and corporate partners work together to create a network of support that lasts throughout your entrepreneurial journey. Once your company is accepted in the program,…

Shuford Program Funding Opportunities

The Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship supports students through funding in various ways. Once accepted to the program, you can apply for funding for the following purposes: internships, student-led ventures, startups,…

KickStart Awards Program

The KickStart Awards Program provides funding of up to $50,000 to UNC-Chapel Hill startups that are founded on University intellectual property. The awards help early-stage companies meet commercial milestones either…

C. Felix Harvey Award

to directly and positively impact constituencies outside the University, you are eligible to apply. One award of $75,000 will be given to support a project of up to 15 months….

Pearl Hacks

…coders of all skill levels. If you’re an undergraduate student interested in taking a leadership role with the event, Pearl Hacks welcomes you to get involved on its organizing committee….

The Frontier

…the doors of The Frontier receives a bevy of benefits and can get connected to the larger local entrepreneurship community. This centrally located convening space in the heart of the…

Gillings Innovation Labs

…Health, you are eligible to apply for one of the annual awards offered by the program. The award will allow you to engage in cutting-edge research, translate interventions to high-impact…

Innovation Showcase

…other enterprising researchers and business enthusiasts – including UNC faculty and students – whose work is poised to make a significant economic impact in North Carolina and beyond. You’ll get

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