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Whether bettering communities or commercializing the next big idea, great accomplishments are made possible when we bring community and university-based knowledge together.

Community leaders, nonprofits, businesses, entrepreneurs, and scholars connect through the Office of Research and Engagement.

Jump start your endeavors and maximize your impact by taking advantage of our contacts, educational resources, and cross-campus, cross-community perspective.

Innovate UNCG is an umbrella initiative housing the NC Entrepreneurship Center, the Innovation Partnership Services Office, UNCG Esports, and the Impact Through Innovation Community of Practice with hubs across campus. It offers:

  • guidance on protecting your intellectual property
  • review of external agreements and commercialization activities
  • free one-on-one idea, nonprofit, and business consultations
  • connections to regional companies, support organizations, funders, and other resources
  • access to the startup ecosystem

Our Institute for Community and Economic Engagement:

  • is a central communication hub about engagement activities, relationships, resources, scholarship, best practices, and outcomes
  • is home to the CollaboratoryTM, a showcase where UNCG faculty, staff, and community partners share their projects and impact
  • helps you grow your relationships and activities through the UNCG Partner Referral Desk, which connects callers with the right campus and community partners and resources

Corporations and foundations are important partners in supporting UNCG’s ability to meet its teaching, research, and service mission. When these organizations choose to financially support our activities, they are making an investment in us, and these partnerships call for keen attention to detail. 

Working collaboratively with UNCG’s Office of Advancement, our office helps scholars identify relevant funding opportunities available through foundations and corporations, and we serve as the point of contact for applications and awards.

For foundation engagement information, start with our Office of Sponsored Programs’ Applying to a Foundation page. 

For more information on corporate engagement, contact Vice Chancellor of Research and Engagement Terri Shelton at [email protected] or 336.256.0232.

Our 17 campus-wide centers and institutes translate ideas into impact. These interdisciplinary organizations drive innovation, create new knowledge, and provide an engine for university scholars to partner with the community on address critical challenges.

Centers provide research opportunities, facilities, and support for work in high-impact areas, and broaden the University’s public service and educational activities.

Our technical facilities and partnerships include:

The External Affairs team serves as the primary point of contact for the University’s interests in local, state, and federal government processes. 

Visit the UNCG Community and Partners Gateway, for general information on how community members interface with the University.

Scholar Expertise

UNCG’s Academic Analytics tool gathers scholarly works by UNCG faculty over the past three years to generate a snapshot of our current areas of expertise.

Partnerships database

UNCG’s Collaboratory(TM) is a database of community-university partnerships, including community-engaged scholarly projects and public service activities.

Referral Desk

Don’t know where to start? The UNCG Referral Desk will help you identify potential partners on campus and in the community.

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