Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Latest

  • Providing a voice to the voiceless

    Tar Heel researchers are working to create an application that can read the lips of patients who have been temporarily rendered speechless following a medical procedure.

  • COVID-19 gets its just desserts with sugar-coated test strips

    Researchers at Carolina and the University of California, San Diego, have developed a low-cost test strip that uses sugar to detect COVID-19 within minutes.

  • Conservation science finds a startup solution

    A creative collaboration between Carolina’s Galapagos Science Center and sustainable clothing startup Sula means new investments in conservation research and programs for the Galapagos Islands.

  • Outdoor access for all

    UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologists are working with a diverse coalition to develop an accessible trail network, uncover the region’s history and spur equitable economic growth in the small western North Carolina town of Old Fort.

  • Building a better bassinet

    Carolina faculty helped develop an innovative hospital bassinet that enables breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact and mother-infant bonding, while improving newborn safety.

  • Tackling grand challenges

    Kenan-Flagler associate professor Mahka Moeen uses historical cases to draw a roadmap for innovation when governments need to solve critical challenges.

  • National Science Foundation selects Carolina for I-Corps

    The prestigious designation as an Innovation Corps site will position Carolina to deliver focused entrepreneurship training and customer discovery research as part of a larger national effort.

  • Revitalizing North Carolina towns

    The School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative helps towns navigate public-private partnerships to increase revenue, preserve historic areas, provide housing and create jobs.

  • Rethinking drug delivery systems

    Biomedical engineer Rahima Benhabbour’s innovative medical devices benefit marginalized women around the globe.

  • Partnering with Management Leadership for Tomorrow

    MLT equips students from underrepresented communities with skills training, career coaching and professional networking.