The SOM is working to help investigators connect with industry partners. Cultivating these relationships can take time and effort. Joyce Tan in the Department of Genetics is coordinating our contacts with large Pharma. For more information on the companies and types of research please see the Industry Partners in Biomedical Sciences website. If you think your research would be of interest to Pharma and you are willing to take the time to meet with company representatives, please contact Joyce.
If you are thinking about patenting a discovery, please contact the Office of Technology Development. The OTD can help with evaluation, patenting and licensing. Additionally the Kickstart Office in NC TraCS Institute works with investigators who are interested in entrepreneurship. Judith Cone is the special assistant to the Chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship. She leads the campus in strengthening a university-wide culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. For more information please see the Innovate Carolina website or the Patent Landscaping, Market and Funding Opportunity Research team, which is in the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.
For further information on institutional activities and offices partnering with industry go here