A group of master’s and doctoral students is the first to pursue UNC-Chapel Hill’s new graduate Certificate in Innovation for the Public Good. How are they applying early lessons learned to create new programs, ventures and services that make a community impact?
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.
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.
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.