Duke University and the higher education community are regularly driving progress and generating positive impacts in their home states via job creation, improved health outcomes, education and more. Through purposeful partnerships with the government and non-profit and for-profit entities, universities are helping their local communities flourish.
Join us for the next event in the NC in DC series, Purposeful Partnerships to Grow the North Carolina Innovation Ecosystem, to hear how universities contribute to the state’s flourishing innovation pipeline and diverse workforce – ranging from gene editing and therapy to quantum computing.
During this event, panelists from Duke, North Carolina A & T State University, and the North Carolina business community will convene in Washington, DC, to highlight how the community is bolstering a significant fraction of North Carolina’s economy through research translation and commercialization and job creation across all sectors.
Currently, North Carolina ranks 7th in the nation for academic research expenditures. In FY 2022, Duke alone surpassed $1.2 billion in research expenditures and brought in $50 million in direct support for North Carolina vendors. Support from the federal government is crucial for research universities to advance innovation and bring immense value to their local and regional communities.
The panel discussion will be followed by a catered dinner and cocktail reception. Please RSVP by June 14.
- John Hardin | Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation
- Charlie Gersbach | John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke
- Eric Muth | Vice Chancellor for the Division of Research and Economic Development, North Carolina A&T
- Robin Rasor | Associate Vice President for Translation & Commercialization, Duke University
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