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Carolina KickStart (CKS), formerly NC BioStart, is a program of the CTSA-funded NC Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute. The program was developed to provide support for faculty in commercializing biomedical technologies through startup generation.

Specific objectives include:

  • Educate faculty and students on how to commercialize technology through company formation
  • Fund promising technologies and emerging companies through a grant program
  • Connect faculty with outside resources that can provide services, advice, funding, and management expertise
  • Create incubation services and expertise to early-stage companies.

Proposals for the Carolina KickStart Commercialization Award now being accepted.

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If you would like more information about Carolina KickStart, please view our Newsletter Archive.

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NC TraCS Institute
NIH CTSA at UNC-CH

160 N. Medical Drive
Brinkhous-Bullitt, 2nd Floor
CB# 7064
(919) 966-6022 or
(866) 705-4931
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