Office of Innovation and Commercialization

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Office of Innovation and Commercialization


The OIC strives to offer an integrated, "one stop shopping" resource for identifying, supporting, and enhancing the commercialization of technologies and solutions from the UNCW Community.  The OIC serves three general functions:

  • Management of intellectual property, patenting, and licensing decisions at UNCW.
  • Assists in finding the appropriate business solutions, conducting market assessment studies, arranging incubator space, and providing various types of support including very early stage financing.
  • Coordinating with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to facilitate entrepreneurship and commercialization programs and initiatives for UNCW faculty, students and staff.

The main office is located at the UNCW's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, with additional personnel located on the CREST Research Park campus. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting please contact

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“You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization." 

-Denis Waitley