Partner with Us

The Charlotte Research Institute is in the business of creating university-industry partnerships on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte – the region’s premier urban research university. Come partner with us and we will connect you to faculty, students, and exceptional facilities and resources designed to insure your research and business success. The staff of the Charlotte Research Institute stands ready to provide quality support services to you and your business enterprise, and would welcome the opportunity to do so.

The Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) is the portal through which university-industry partnerships are  created and enriched at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte – the region’s premier urban research university. The Charlotte Research Institute connects businesses, researchers, governmental agencies, and academia with exceptional facilities and equipment to enhance intellectual capital, accelerate technology commercialization, cultivate the development of entrepreneurial and start-up ventures, create global educational and industry partnerships, and spur economic growth regionally and nationally.  The Charlotte Research Institute works with the Charlotte community and the UNC Charlotte campus to accelerate technology commercialization and growth of entrepreneurial ventures. Here is why you should partner with the Charlotte Research Institute:

  • Immediate access to outstanding faculty and academically talented students within the heart of the UNC Charlotte research campus
  • Interface opportunities with multiple interdisciplinary applied research centers
  • Use of exceptional state-of-the-art facilities and specialized equipment and resources
  • Support staff dedicated to providing the highest quality partnership services
  • Access to application and solution specialists
  • Access to start-up and early-stage business support consultants
  • Competitive rental rates and business terms
  • Assistance in technology transfer and commercialization
  • Access to expertise for re-locating or co-locating businesses
  • Convenient access to Charlotte’s primary roadways