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From the classroom to the lab, Carolina innovators are helping to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Through their ingenuity, they are creating jobs, finding cures, combating diseases, fighting poverty, eliminating hunger, providing clean water and promoting social justice.
Innovate Carolina is a cross-campus alliance of people and programs that gives UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and alumni the knowledge, tools and resources they need to put their ideas into action.
We believe that ideas are the currency of a better tomorrow. … Inklings of new possibilities born in Chapel Hill turn into innovative pathways that improve the lives of millions of people.
Judith Cone,vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development
Read more about Phyta
Started by Carolina students, Phyta is revolutionizing seaweed farming, creating jobs, reducing plastic pollution and cleaning carbon from the atmosphere along the way.
Read more about Good Bowls
Founded by a UNC-Chapel Hill professor, Good Bowls taps into Carolina's innovation mindset, bringing locally sourced meals to lower-income consumers.
Read more about BeAM
Carolina's first makerspace inside a residence hall is helping student-innovators thrive. It is the fourth makerspace to open as part of the Be a Maker (BeAM) network on campus since 2016.
UNC-Chapel Hill was named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public Land Grant Universities.
Carolina startup companies and social ventures provide an increasing number of jobs and a growing revenue stream to local economies.
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNC-Chapel Hill as the No. 4 undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country.