Wilmingtonbiz logo
Print
Technology

Partnership Connects Centers To Benefit Startups

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 7, 2014
Area tech startups now have access to a broader and more enhanced network of resources, thanks to a new partnership announced recently between the University of North Carolina Wilmington Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) and the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC).

New and existing tech companies can use the WRCNC’s engineering services and testing for wireless communications, funding opportunities and intellectual property guidance, according to a news release from the CIE.

The new partnership will “allow our technology entrepreneurs to make new connections throughout North Carolina and beyond,” CIE executive director Jim Roberts said in the release.

Based in Wake Forest, the WRCNC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit wireless research hub that offers a safe environment for invention and development of wireless technologies, the release stated, adding that the center, the recipient of a grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation, has a global customer base that produces a diverse range of wireless products.

"We are excited to offer, through CIE, broader access to the unique public asset that is the WRCNC," Larry Steffann, WRCNC’s general manager, said in the release. "This partnership will help budding companies address emerging opportunities such as the Internet of Things, where more than 50 billion Internet-connected devices will be turned on over the next few years."

According to the release, the WRCNC can assist with regulatory requirements and provide insight into how well products align with industry standards. It also offers portable specialized testing facilities.

Join The Discussion

Similar Stories

Book On Business

2016 bob cover

The 2016 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!
Print Only
$24.95 - Qty
Print + Excel File
$79.95 - Qty

In The Current Issue

Brunswick Hospital Adds Palliative Care

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia now offers palliative care consulting for patients through a partnership with Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

Less Mall, More Mix?

With a foreclosure date still pending on Independence Mall, observers inside and outside of the property look at what's next....

NHRMC Installs MRI Suite At Orthopedic Hospital

A new MRI suite at New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Orthopedic Hospital aims to make the procedure less stressful for anxious patients....

Ico topnews Editor's Picks

AT&T Expands Business 1 Gigabit Internet To Wilmington

Vicky Janowski - About 2 hours ago

Leland Storage Facility Sells For $2.5M

Cece Nunn - About 6 hours ago

Despite Filing For Bankruptcy Protection, Southern Season Plans To Open In Wilmington

Jessica Maurer - About 8 hours ago Trending News

Chamber Chooses Former Detroit Leader As Interim CEO

Cece Nunn - Jun 28, 2016 Trending News
Other

Markraft Cabinets

MarKraft Cabinets specializes in cabinet and countertop design and installation in both new residential and commercial construction, as well as custom remodeling projects.

Ico trending Trending News

Ico newsinimages News in Pictures

Have a tip, pitch or guest column?  Send us a tip.

Gallery Galleries

Video Videos

Power Breakfast Series - The future of higher education - Sept. 2015
WilmingtonBiz Expo - Key Note Lunch with DONALD CROTEAU CEO, Vertex Rail - 2015

Register to Continue Seeing Wilmington's Best Business Coverage!


There are three ways to register for free.

Sign in with LinkedIn, Facebook or create an account:



Already registered? Login here.

Your free registration includes:

  • Access to 10 articles per month on WilmingtonBiz.com
  • Email updates to stay informed on local business news
  • A mobile optimized website
  • Advanced notification of Business Journal events
  • Management of your digital and print subscriptions
Laptop iphone ipad