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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Brian Strahl and Samantha Pattenden stand outside by an academic building.

A convergent code

Many cancers and rare diseases have origins in our DNA. A team of faculty members from many scientific backgrounds are converging around the field of epigenetics to rewrite faulty instructions by delivering chemical compounds to our genome – to treat genetic diseases without changing the DNA itself.

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  • People work at Launch Chapel Hill.

    Launch Chapel Hill wraps cohort 15, expands economic impact

    Startup accelerator Launch Chapel Hill has supported 153 companies that have generated more than $69 million in total revenue – bringing hundreds of jobs to Chapel Hill, Orange County and North Carolina.

  • A collage of photos from UNC and Duke.

    Carolina and Duke team up to launch entrepreneurial startup hub

    Funded by the U.S. EDA Sprint Challenge award, the new hub will boost economic development in the Research Triangle by providing startups with entrepreneurial advisers, a joint talent network and access to service providers.

  • A screengrab of an online course, with slides discussing educator trust

    Creating exponential impact

    Students from UNC School of Education's Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship program collaborate with a Carolina alumnus to develop Quantile Certification Course for teachers.