OCED Carolina Innovations Seminar
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The Great Room, Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Followed by a networking reception in the same location

NCBiotech: Catalyzing Scientific Innovation and Collaboration in North Carolina


NC Biotechnology Center Science & Technology Development Staff

Four members of the NC Biotechnology SciTech Team will be joining us as speakers:

Susan Lankford, Director, Science and Technology Development
Tracey du Laney, Director, Science and Technology Development
Hannah Cole, Program Coordinator, Science and Technology Development
Rob Lindberg, Vice President, Science and Technology Development

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center offers a variety of grants and services that are intended to grow life sciences-related university research capacity, seed research collaborations with industry, explore commercial applications of academic innovations, enable licensing of these innovations, and build highly interactive scientific communities. The Center has provided over $29M in grant funding to UNC-Chapel Hill alone in its 30-year plus history.

The Biotechnology Center’s Science & Technology Development staff will provide program information and insights intended to help university personnel effectively understand and utilize the resources offered by the Center and to compete effectively for Center grant funding.

This presentation will be of particular interest to life sciences faculty researchers and trainees, core facilities directors, and entrepreneurs and those supporting entrepreneurial activities 


Register for this event, free of charge: Registration – January 2017


This year the OCED Carolina Innovation seminars will be held entirely in the Great Room at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery at the corner of Franklin and Columbia streets. The seminar runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m., followed immediately by a networking reception in the same space.

Public Parking Options

Your best bet is public parking in one of the lots on Rosemary Street. Traveling from Raleigh/Durham, via Franklin Street, make a right on North Columbia Street. Take the next right on Rosemary Street. There will be pay lots on both sides of the street. The charge for parking is $1.00-1.25 per hour.

Campus Parking Options

Parking on campus is available, but it is sometimes difficult to find spaces. The Morehead Parking Lot is located on Franklin Street next to Morehead Planetarium. Another lot, the Swain Parking lot is located on Cameron Avenue. Be aware, however, that this lot is frequently reserved for events at Memorial Hall. From Raleigh/Durham via Franklin Street, make a left onto South Columbia Street. At the second light, make a left onto Cameron Avenue. The first left is the entrance to Swain Parking Lot. The charge for parking at campus lots is $1.00-1.25 per hour.
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Save the Date

September 1, 2016 Karen LeVert, President, Southeast TechInventures, Inc.
October 6, 2016 Leo John, Business Outreach Legal Specialist, NC Dept. of the Secretary of State, Securities Division
November 3, 2016 Niels Lindquist, Institute of Marine Sciences
December 1, 2016 Scott Doron, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation
January 5, 2017  Members of the NC Biotechnology Center Science and Technology Development Team
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 4, 2017 –  Celebration of Inventorship
*Dates are subject to change 

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