While the NC State Entrepreneurship Initiative is new as of Fall 2008, entrepreneurial development has always been an important part of our mission. We invite you to learn more about related organizations and programs within university.
Engineering Entrepreneurs Program
The EEP is a transformational entrepreneurship education experience where students practice the fusion of art, engineering, science, design, business, humanities and technology. The EEP experience takes form within the context of student led entrepreneurship teams (eTeams) that tackle real-world problems and learn to analyze, synthesize, design and prototype solutions to them.engr.ncsu.edu/eep/
TEC (Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization)
A program in which graduate Business, Engineering & Science students are placed in multi-disciplinary teams and assigned a portfolio of technologies and a team of Executives-in-Residence as mentors. Students apply the TEC Algorithm to their portfolios as they learn each phase. The final deliverable is a business plan suitable as the basis for launching a new, high growth venture.hitec.ncsu.edu/
College of Textiles
The College of Textiles is engaging entrepreneurs on several fronts, ranging from undergraduate Textile Apparel and Technology Management students in courses, to practicing textile entrepreneurs in the industry, to high school students in North Carolina through summer enrichment programs. We currently offer an introductory undergraduate course integrating dimensions of the entrepreneurship body of knowledge into the new product development process framework. Students develop a new textile product and a business plan to launch the product as a new venture. Interaction with the Textile Industry is promoted through networking and textile entrepreneur interview assignments. The Textile Entrepreneurs Club was established during the 2007-2008 academic year and continues to gather members with outstanding enthusiasm across every textile major including design, fashion, technology, supply chain management, engineering, and chemistry.
We have developed a new junior level course in entrepreneurship and new product development that will be offered by the 2009-1010 academic year. By 2011, we plan to make available a type of certificate or academic concentration in entrepreneurship that coordinates our textile course offerings and those in other colleges across campus. Curricular and extra-curricular activity collaboration with additional colleges of the University is of paramount importance to the College of Textiles as we create an entrepreneurial environment at NC State.tx.ncsu.edu/
Office of Technology Transfer
The Office of Technology Transfer’s (OTT) core mission is to move academic discovery to market for the greater common good and to contribute to economic development. OTT protects the University’s intellectual property while promoting the transfer of academic discovery to market. Our services include evaluating, patenting, and licensing intellectual property that is the result of research on campus. In some instances, the innovation can best be developed by a spin-off company incorporated for that very purpose, and our professionals are well-equipped to assist in the process of creating a start-up company.ncsu.edu/ott/
Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science
The mission of the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology & Science is to develop partnerships in research, education, technology commercialization and public outreach. Participants are individuals and organizations dedicated to the advancement of science, engineering and technology as a force in improving the economic and social well-being of the nation and the world.
Arts Entrepreneurship Program
The Music Department’s Arts Entrepreneurship Minor is for students who desire an entrepreneurial career in the arts or arts-related industries. Using an energetic teaching philosophy, the Arts Entrepreneurship Minor challenges students to discover and channel their entire education into an entrepreneurial arts career. For students pursuing a science or technology degree interested in developing an arts-related product or those wanting to leverage their major in the Arts domains, the Minor is the first step in understanding how to best position products in the arts marketplace.
As the nation’s first cross-campus Arts Entrepreneurship program, setting the standard for teaching effectiveness and innovation is critical to the success of emerging NC State arts entrepreneurs. To this end, the Minor uses a groundbreaking and adaptive pedagogy – the Entrepreneurial Ecology of the Arts. This robust technique serves as a basis for the entire program of study and is applicable to entrepreneurial contexts outside the arts.