North Carolina State University's Office of Technology Transfer, which has commercialized more than 400 products to date, has decided to open an office suite at HQ Raleigh, which is a shared office space provider for entrepreneurs. NCSU's goal with this move is to create meaningful links between its students and staff and the local startup community. Members of HQ Raleigh will be able to access NCSU's advice on intellectual property technology transfers, as well as counsel on research and innovation generally.
HQ Raleigh is expanding to a new office in February, and NCSU's tech transfer office will occupy space large enough that 10 startups could comfortably exist in it.
"We are fortunate to be located in the Research Triangle area with such a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem to support our startups once they are ready to continue their growth off-campus," Wade Fulghum, assistant director for Venture Development at the Office of Technology Transfer, told WRAL TechWire. "Raleigh's innovation ecosystem has seen impressive growth, and we are excited to provide our startup companies with access to the dynamic environment at HQ Raleigh."
HQ Raleigh's executive director told the publication this partnership would strengthen ties between the university and the local entrepreneurial community.