The Office of Innovation Commercialization

The North Carolina Center of Innovation (COIN) Events

Posted on Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by Sabrina Huber.

COIN’s Third Tuesday&     EVENT

June 16, 2015

4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by “TBD” and NC COIN

COIN’s Third Tuesday Events will, as the name implies, be scheduled on the third Tuesday of every month and are intended to bring together large and small companies, researchers, and others engaged in STEM as well as other tech related entrepreneurs to participate in informative and educational programs as well as network.

COIN’s “Innovate-in-8″ (i-8) Program provides STEM researchers and STEM related companies an opportunity to present their ideas in a “pitch-like” format using up to 20 slides and limited to 8 minutes. I-8 event attendees will be surveyed after each presentation to provide feedback for all presenters. The i-8 Program is part of COIN’s ongoing efforts to promote STEMpreneurship across North Carolina.

The i-8 Event is being hosted in cooperation with Frontier II and structured to provide area STEMpreneurs the opportunity to present their innovations and network with other STEM and non-STEM entrepreneurs and further promote innovation across companies, researchers and areas of technology. Third TuesdayEvents are free and sponsored by COIN Members. The survey of i-8 attendees will provide feedback on the organization, development of content, delivery, and impact of the presentations.

Both i-8 and Third Tuesday are designed to further COIN’s Mission to educate, inform and network innovative researchers and companies that leverage to tools and techniques of nano and biotechnology across industries including biotech, medical devices, ag bio, and the material sciences.


The Frontier 

800 Park Offices Drive

Durham, NC 27703

 June 26th, 2015

7:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Rethinking Your Intellectual Property Strategy: Laying the foundation to new approaches.

Brought to you by NC COIN

The North Carolina Center of Innovation Network (COIN) will be hosting a half day conference, “Rethinking Your Intellectual Property Strategy” on Friday June 26th, at the Embassy Suites Raleigh/Durham, Research Triangle. 

Not only will attendees learn more about the latest changes in Patent Law, they will also learn how to more effectively integrate their IP Planning into their overall Business Planning activities. Even more critical in today’s globally connected business environment, attendees will learn vital information about protecting their organizations from non-traditional threats, not typically discussed at such conferences.

Because COIN and its sponsors recognize the importance of providing this information to North Carolina companies and researchers, they have made this conference available to everyone, no matter their financial constraints, by reducing ticket costs significantly.  


Embassy Suites


201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard

Cary, NC 27513

COIN Presents: Metabolon Show & Tell

July 16th, 2015

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

We’re going behind the scenes with a special introduction from Metabolon’s CEO, John Ryals and a guided tour of this very successful NC company.  Seats will be limited, so be sure to mark your calendars and sign up!

Sponsored by Metabolon and NC COIN

Metabolon, Inc. is the world’s leading life sciences company focused on metabolomics – an integrative, powerful phenotyping technology for assessing health. Its proprietary platforms and informatics are delivering biomarker discoveries, innovative diagnostic tests, breakthroughs in precision medicine, and robust partnerships in genomics-based health initiatives. Metabolon’s expertise is also accelerating research and product development for more than 650 clients across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer products, agriculture and nutrition industries. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, the company has conducted more than 4,000 independent and collaborative studies, resulting in nearly 500 peer-reviewed publications.

 The company has been a long-time supporter of NC-based technology and scientific innovation. The management team looks forward to introducing its metabolomics-based platform and applications to NCCOIN members. For more information, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Metabolon, Inc

617 Davis Drive, Suite 400

Durham, NC 27713

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