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Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

Wolf Plaza during fall. Two bronze sculptures of wolves, one head down, the other howling.

Oct 9, 2023

NC State recognizes college faculty for innovation and entrepreneurship

Brian Floyd was honored with the Innovator of the Year award, and Franky So received the Entrepreneur of the Year award. 

Fireworks explode over the NC State belltower to close down Packapalooza 2022.

Aug 30, 2023

From ideas to solutions

Six projects secured support from the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund this year, and for the first time in the fund’s history, awardees will receive supplemental resources through local entrepreneur and investor Bill Spruill’s 2ndF Research Commercialization Fund. 

Faculty member and students wearing safety goggles and lab coats work in laboratory setting.

Sep 26, 2022

Showcasing research excellence

The NC State community consistently comes up with new, creative ways to communicate their wide-ranging scholarship interests. Through the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund and the Envisioning Research contest, they put research excellence on full display. 

Aerial view of the NC State Belltower on main campus. The downtown Raleigh skyline is in the background.

Sep 2, 2022

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund awards support to five promising engineering projects

This year’s awardees are researching a better way to make EKGs wireless, a novel coating to simultaneously prevent and remove ice, faster COVID-19 antibody tests, and a number of other discoveries with the potential to revolutionize human healthcare. 

Howling wolf sculpture silhouetted by blue sky.

Jul 14, 2022

BME’s Brown receives 2023 Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Award

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) provides seed funding to a select few NC State research projects each year that have promise for market success. 

researcher in lab

Aug 16, 2018

Out of the lab and into the world

From nanomaterials that mimic our own platelets to a promising baby-formula prebiotic and a possible canine cancer vaccine, the recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund are prepping groundbreaking research for the open market. Meet this year’s awardees and see how their discoveries could change your life. 

Sep 9, 2015

Guiding ideas from the research lab to the business world

For the past five years, the Chancellor’s Innovation Fund has helped NC State innovators by providing the financial support necessary to develop research findings into viable business opportunities. 

Oct 28, 2014

Incubating innovation

From new methods for creating biofuels and determining cardiovascular risk to fridge-free food processing and a more efficient fuel injector, NC State researchers are developing innovative approaches to global challenges. 

Jun 6, 2013

Ready for business

The Chancellor's Innovation Fund helps NC State engineers and computer scientists bring their ideas to the marketplace.