The Office of Innovation Commercialization

UNCG Office of Innovation Commercialization to Provide Space for Start-ups at HQ Greensboro

Posted on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 by Sabrina Huber.

UNCG is once again leading the way in entrepreneurship with the announcement that the Office of Innovation Commercialization (OIC) is partnering with HQ Greensboro.

The OIC and the city’s newest co-working space have teamed up to provide an office suite supporting the university’s spin-out companies and entrepreneurs. The new suite will be next to the joint UNCG/NC A&T University Engagement Office in HQ Greensboro that opened this summer.

One of UNCG’s many resources devoted to entrepreneurial ventures, the OIC commercializes discoveries developed on campus. When faculty, students and staff create a new product or conduct research that has the potential to translate into a sustainable business model, the OIC offers a wide range of support.

“I think having our early-stage companies working in this new space will really help them grow and get exposure,” said Staton Noel, director of the OIC. “We’re excited to be a part of the start-up ecosystem that is really taking off in Greensboro.”

The space will allow for up to 10 companies to have membership access for approximately six months to one year before establishing headquarters outside of UNCG and HQ Greensboro. Several UNCG spin-out companies and licensees are already lined up to use the space, including Dynamic Mail Management LLC, a software-based solution for mailroom management, and Prevention Strategies LLC, a service providing program development and evaluation to improve the health and wellness of young people.

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Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Relations