2021 Research News

UNCW to Host NC Biotech Funding Workshop

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Join us to explore grants and loans available to researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in Southeastern North Carolina. Funding sources to be discussed include the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, UNCW Office of Innovation and Commercialization, NC IDEA, NSF I-Corps, and others. Following the presentations and discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with NC Biotechnology Center and UNCW representatives to discuss the programs in more detail, especially as the grant programs apply to the attendees’ research funding needs.

Featured Speakers

Randall Johnson, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Executive Director, Southeastern Office (Moderator) 

Tracey du Laney, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Sr. Director, Science and Technology Development

  • Funding programs to be discussed include the Flash Grant, the Translational Research Grant, the Innovation Impact Grant and Emerging Company Development Loans

Justin Streuli, UNC Wilmington, Director, UNCW Office of Innovation + Commercialization

  • OIC Translational Research Grants: The UNCW Office of Innovation + Commercialization translational research grants specifically aim to stimulate commercially focused research and creative activity that result in societal impact and practical application. Open to all UNCW faculty, OIC provides grant funding, training, and mentorship to foster innovations and solutions that have practical application off-campus through licensing, external partnership, or another pathway. Learn how you can take advantage of these grants and all the benefits they offer. Link here
  • UNCW + NCSU I-Corps Program Partnership: Funded by the National Science Foundation, I-Corps helps prepare innovators to extend their novel ideas beyond laboratories and classrooms. Through I-Corps, participants receive grant funding to identify valuable product opportunities and gain skills in entrepreneurship through training in customer discovery and guidance from established entrepreneurs. Learn more about this partnership program between UNCW + NCSU and all the benefits it offers. Link here.


Date / Time

Wednesday July 21st / 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST

"Office Hours" with Tracey du Laney starting at 3:45 PM EST

Event Venue

This is a hybrid event. You may register to attend virtually via Zoom or in person (UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 803 S. College Road, Wilmington, 28403).


This is a free event; RSVP is required.