In addition to resources within NC TraCS, our team works closely with partners on- and off-campus to provide targeted expertise, maximized funding opportunities and hands-on assistance to navigate roadblocks.

FastTraCS Partners & Resources

In addition to resources within NC TraCS, our team works closely with partners on- and off-campus to provide targeted expertise, maximized funding opportunities and hands-on assistance to navigate roadblocks.

Partners

FastTraCS works in close partnership with UNC's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) to support evaluation and protection of intellectual property, market positioning, industry outreach and catalyzing licensing opportunities.

KickStart Venture Services supports faculty startup evaluation, venture formation, business development and fundraising strategy, with extensive support for SBIR/STTR awards and connections to venture capital and other private investment.

As part of NC TraCS' Partnership with NC State University, FastTraCS provides assistance with accessing specialized resources (e.g. CAMAL, NSF-funded ASSIST), cross-institutional R&D collaborations, I-Corps™ training and access to unique expertise in the College of Veterinary Medicine (e.g. large animal studies and animal health commercialization), material science, College of Engineering and College of Design (e.g. industrial design). Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., FastTraCS Director for more information.

RTI provides a critically important service for pre-commercial regulatory consultations, helping investigators navigate drug, device and diagnostic and health/IT strategic planning, gap analysis, template/documentation and FDA meeting support.

The Innovation Advisors team helps investigators supports development of promising medical technologies by providing strategic innovation roadmaps, technology landscaping and market definition.

N.C. A&T University, an established partner with NC TraCS, works with FastTraCS to support multi-institutional faculty collaborations and biomedical engineering educational mentorship.

Market Landscape Research Service provides a valuable, no-cost service by providing detailed reports, sourced and curated from several subscription-based databases. Reports summarize marketed and pre-market products, international patent landscapes and industry analysis for a given technology.

Key Resources

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation (EII) fuels the creation of bold ideas and development of cutting-edge research discoveries from faculty at Eshelman School of Pharmacy (ESoP). EII offers educational programs, highly experienced mentorship and industry outreach, in addition to funding opportunities up to $250K.

The Center for Health Innovation (CHI), a partnership between the School of Medicine and UNC Health Care, helps clinicians and faculty advance patient-centered innovations that address critical healthcare challenges, including improving cost efficiency, quality of care and effectiveness of health care delivery. CHI's Innovation Pilot Award program provides up to $50K.

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC) offers a variety of services for technology development that including funding (up to $100K), industry expertise through the BATON network and life science intelligence through the Library & Research team.

The Duke Preclinical Translational Research Unit specializes in industry-relevant in vivo experimental design (e.g. animal model selection), statistical support and expertise from an established network of subject matter experts in cancer and non-cancer fields.

The Center for Additive Manufacturing and Logistics (CAMAL) at NC State University provides sophisticated fabrication and prototyping services for medical devices and other technologies. Capabilities include additive and subtractive prototyping facilities including state-of-the-art polymer, metal and ceramic capabilities.

Trig Innovation is an industrial design and product development firm based in Chapel Hill, NC. They provide virtual innovation consulting, product design, and marketing support for medical devices, consumer products and digital health solutions.

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