Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

NC A&T, UNCG Partner in Technology Initiative

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

NC A&T, UNCG Partner in Technology Initiative

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Entrepreneurs in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina have a technology resource center available to them as a result of a partnership between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The Tech Transfer Outreach Initiative was formally announced by North Carolina A&T Chancellor Dr. James C. Renick and UNCG Chancellor Dr. Patricia A. Sullivan on June 26. The initiative is funded at $165,000 annually for each of the next three years by Action Greensboro, a nonprofit association committed to economic and civic development.

Under the agreement, the two universities will locate an Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship in Greensboro, which already has close ties with historically Black North Carolina A&T. From that office, the schools will provide support services for entrepreneurship, small-business development, technology transfer and women and minority outreach.

"This initiative will facilitate the continued collaboration between two very strong institutions with acknowledged differences, yet shared goals," Renick says. …

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