Science & Technology

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 00:00

101 North Carolina Small Businesses Win Grants to Build Next-Generation Technologies

Contact: Governor's Press Office

Thursday, September 22, 2022

The North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation announced today that 101 North Carolina small businesses have received 117 grants to advance the commercialization of innovative new technologies. The One North Carolina Small Business Program awarded a total of $4.95 million to innovative companies in 22 counties across the state.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 00:00

NC Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies Holds Second Meeting

Contact: Patrice Bethea

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The North Carolina Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NC TOWERS), held its second meeting in Wilmington May 5th.

NC TOWERS brings together representatives from government, industry, wildlife and environmental advocates, community leaders and the military to help North Carolina take advantage of the economic and environmental opportunities that offshore wind and the associated supply chain present.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 00:00

New Report Finds Unrealized Opportunity to Grow North Carolina’s Defense Innovation Economy

Contact: David Rhoades

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

North Carolina has clear potential to significantly grow its defense innovation economy with more strategic focus and improved state leadership, according to recommendations from the North Carolina Defense Innovation Task Force, a study group convened by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation (BSTI).

Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina’s Innovation Ranking Improves

Contact: David Rhoades

Thursday, April 14, 2022

North Carolina continues to make progress in its overall innovation capacity, rising one place in its national ranking, but the state still needs to encourage more private-sector research and development activities, according to the latest edition of a closely watched report on innovation in North Carolina.

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 00:00

New Small Business Grant Funds Available for North Carolina Technology Companies

Contact: David Rhoades

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for a new round of grantmaking from the One North Carolina Small Business Program, a key source of capital for North Carolina’s emerging technology companies.  The state program works in conjunction with two federal technology grants, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.  For the first time since 2009, the state will not only match awarded federal grants but will now help fund companies’ efforts to prepare and submit initial SBIR or STTR proposals to the federal government.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 00:00

29 Small Technology Companies Win Innovation Grants

Contact: David Rhoades

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Twenty-nine innovative companies across North Carolina have received grants to foster job creation and promote research and technological development in response to the pandemic, the Department of Commerce announced today. The One North Carolina Small Business Program awarded a total of $1.5 million to the selected technology-oriented businesses.

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 00:00

Long-running Technology Grant Program to Focus on Jobs Creation and Promoting Innovation for COVID Recovery

Contact: David Rhoades

Friday, October 02, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for a new round of grantmaking from the One North Carolina Small Business Program, a key source of capital for North Carolina’s technology companies.  The program, administered by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology, & Innovation (Board) and the North Carolina Department of Commerce will focus this year on helping to promote job creation and economic recovery at small technology companies meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 00:00

North Carolina Gains Ground on Key Markers for Innovation

Contact: David Rhoades

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

North Carolina jumps forward two places nationally in an overall measure of innovation capacity, according to the 2019 Tracking Innovation report released today by the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation.  The report also found the number of innovation-oriented establishments in North Carolina increased by twice the national rate and that the state has seen impressive gains in the number of people engaged in engineering and other innovation-oriented occupations.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 00:00

24 Small Technology Companies Win Grants to Fund Innovation

Contact: Governor's Press Office

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Twenty-four innovative small companies across North Carolina will get grants to develop new products, hire more employees, and purchase needed materials, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. A total of $1.1 million from the One North Carolina Small Business Program will go to the selected technology-oriented businesses in 14 communities across the state.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 00:00

New Opportunity for North Carolina Tech Companies To Accelerate Growth with Matching Grant Funds

Contact: David Rhoades

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland announced today that new applications are being accepted by the One North Carolina Small Business Matching Funds Program, an important source of capital for North Carolina’s technology companies.  The program provides money to help small businesses develop and commercialize innovative new technologies.

Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2019, or until funds have been exhausted for the program’s 2018-2019 fiscal year funding cycle.