Technology, Innovation, & Commercialization

Charlotte Research Institute is the portal for business-university partnerships at UNC Charlotte.  Regionally, CRI works with the community and the campus to accelerate technology commercialization, and champions the growth of entrepreneurial ventures.  Globally, CRI develops intellectual capital through collaborations with industry, government and academia.  

The Institute's research centers consist of people and facilities that are thematically aggregated to address complex problems in an interdisciplinary fashion.


Discover PORTAL and Pioneer Here!

PORTAL PhotoThe Partnership, Outreach, and Research to Accelerate Learning (PORTAL) facility, is a premier workspace and innovation center for regional and global business pioneers, is now open for business on the campus of UNC Charlotte.  The PORTAL building serves as a progressive workspace for entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses working alongside well-established industry partners and corporate innovators. Walk outside your PORTAL office door and collaborate with UNC Charlotte’s exceptional faculty and students who are exploring innovative breakthroughs each day.  Discover PORTAL and let’s pioneer together.    Read more…