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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Carolina students work on producing face shields in the University's makerspace.

Joining forces on face shields

Faculty teams at Carolina and NC State University share the same goal: creating PPE for health care workers. Now, they’re teaming up to make it a reality.

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  • Carolina students work on producing face shields in the University's makerspace.

    Joining forces on face shields

    Faculty teams at Carolina and NC State University share the same goal: creating PPE for health care workers. Now, they’re teaming up to make it a reality.

  • Clips being made in a 3D printer.

    Carolina student uses 3D printers to enhance PPE

    Second-year physician assistant studies student Alec Fields is creating much-needed brackets for personal protective equipment for health care providers in eastern North Carolina.

  • Kathryn Carpenter and Emily Newman sitting at a table.

    Child care conundrum

    How can health care workers combat COVID-19 without child care coverage? A UNC-Chapel Hill task force helps them find personal and professional balance.

  • Two work on their product at a worktable.

    Made for more

    The second annual UNC Makeathon brought together Carolina student innovators and makers to build physical and digital prototypes designed for social impact.

  • People listen to a speaker at the 1789 Venture Lab.

    New Innovate Carolina fund to jump-start student startups

    The 1789 Student Venture Fund provides targeted, early-stage seed funding that Carolina undergraduate and graduate students can use to get their commercial and social startups off the ground.

  • Close-up of yellow and white CubeSat model

    Reuters ranks Carolina sixth most innovative university in the world

    The annual list identifies and ranks educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.