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Research & Innovation at NC State

Terri L. LomaxVice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Finance & Business Leadership Team Retreat11 November 2010

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Opening remarks.

NC State a Research University

We are classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a:

Research University (very high research activity)

Out of 4,391 U.S. institutionsonly 94 receive this classification (list included in your packet)

only 2.2% of U.S. institutions of higher learning are Research Universities with very high research activity

Source: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/summary/basic.php

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Some background about WHO WE ARE. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classified over 4,391 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. NC State is categorized as a Research University with very high research activity. Only 2.2% of all institutions receive this classification. The classification is tabulated based on level of research activity, as measured by research expenditures, number of research doctorates awarded, number of research-focused faculty, and other factors. Included in your retreat packet is a list of all 96 universities, including NC State, that carry this classification.

Research University = Social Responsibility

Our Civic Responsibility:

To develop knowledge for the improvement of society, and to think about and act upon the public dimensions of our work.

Opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to use their many talents for the greater good must pervade every aspect of our work.

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As one of the nations Very High Research Universities, NC State carries a large civic responsibility. We are depended upon to develop knowledge, and to transfer that knowledge into real-world applications that can benefit society.

Outline

NC State Research & Innovation that solves real problems in the real world!

What it takes to make & sustain a great research University today!

What were doing to increase our research and innovation impact!

Next steps / Goals

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So first, Im going to share some of NC States greatest research achievements and how were making the world better. Well take a look at what NC State is contributing to society as a result of the research and innovation thats carried out here, some WOW statistics, some of our favorite success stories, and our latest pipeline innovations. Then Ill talk about how we can increase our impact, what it takes to sustain a great research university, the research strategies were implementing to do that, our goals, and how were benchmarking our progress.

Solving real problems in the real world!

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

Lets start with some of NC States research & innovation successes that benefit society

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So first, Im going to share some of NC States greatest research achievements and how were making the world better. Well take a look at what NC State is contributing to society as a result of the research and innovation thats carried out here, some WOW statistics, some of our favorite success stories, and our latest pipeline innovations. Then Ill talk about how we can increase our impact, what it takes to sustain a great research university, the research strategies were implementing to do that, our goals, and how were benchmarking our progress.

Challenge: Disease Prevention

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

The American Heart Association estimates that80 million adults in the U.S. have heart disease,making it the #1 killer of Americans. 50% of people who have had heart attacksreported normal cholesterol numbers.

1 in 4 Americans have pre-diabetes and dont know it.

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Source: NIH Publication No. 09-4893.

NC State Solution: LipoProfile

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

NC States Dr. James Otvos- Professor of Biochem - discovered a method of using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy to quantify lipoproteins in blood samples.

The startup company, LipoScience, was launched and developed:LipoProfile - a blood test clinically proven more effective at predicting heart disease risk than cholesterol tests.

LipoScience also offers an insulin resistance score (LP-IR) that mayhelp assess risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Doctors and clinicians have administered over 5 million LipoProfile tests to date.

Solution from NC States Department of Biochemistry: Dr. James Otvos, now Liposcience Chief Scientific Officer/Founder/EVP

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Challenge: Climate Change

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

Scientists project disruption in water supplies, agriculture, ecosystems and coastal communities. Economists and scientists agree that the level of risk justifies an aggressive response.

In 2009 world leaders agreed on a dangerous climate threshold: an increase of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit from the average global temperature recorded just before the Industrial Revolution. (This translates into an increase of 1.3 degrees Fahrenheit above the Earth's current average temperature, about 59 degrees).

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NC State Solution: Institute for Climate & Satellites

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

Otis Brown, Director, NC States North Carolina Institute for Climate Sciences.

CICS clearly establishes our state as a major contributor to the understanding of climate change and its impacts on our planet and the lives of our citizens.Steve Leath, UNC System VP for Research

2009: NC State and NOAA establish collaborative climate research institute: Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS)

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NC State Solution: Climate Science Center

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

Fall of 2010: U.S. Dept. of Interior selects NC State to lead a federal hub for climate change research in the Southeast: Climate Science Center

NC States Climate Science Center will not only impact the U.S. understanding of climate change,

Principal Investigator Damian Shea, Department Head of Biology. For a full list of co-investigators see: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~nlmccoy/press_release.html

it will also create jobs and provide opportunities for students, including a new climate-change curriculum.

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Damian Shea, head of NCSU's biology department, will be the university's director of the center. He said great climate-related research already is under way across the campus and the new center will provide an extraordinary opportunity to unify that research across all the disciplines involved. The sites of three of the Department of Interior's eight centers have been announced. The first, at University of Alaska-Fairbanks in Anchorage, opened Sept. 1. The third, which will be operated by a consortium of universities in Idaho, Washington State and Oregon, also was announced Thursday.

Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/09/24/699658/ncsu-tapped-for-climate-study.html#ixzz14pw9qmKh

Challenge: Advanced Materials

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

We need materials that are:

light-weightas strong as steelas elastic as bone

For applications such as:

building infrastructureautomobilesmilitary applicationsmedical implants - knee and hip replacements

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NC State Solution: Composite Metal Foam

Real challenges. Real solutions. A real difference.

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/metalfoam.jsp

Designing the Future:

Solution from Afsaneh Rabiei, Ph.D. Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NC State

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What it Takes

to SUSTAIN & GROWa GREAT RESEARCH UNIVERSITY TODAY

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

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These examples represent hundreds of significant discoveries, research and scientific breakthroughs that are part of NC States current activity and work. Id like to talk about what it takes to sustain and grow a research enterprise like ours. We have the great stories we do, because of specific ingredients that come together at NC State. Lets take a look at those . . .

What it Takes

Innovative Faculty Outstanding StudentsStrong PartnershipsResources ($/equipment/facilities)Coordinated Innovation Support

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

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To be a world-class research university, at the very highest level, we must maintain and cultivate these five key drivers: great faculty, students, partnerships, an innovation process and resources. If any one of these five ingredients is found lacking, our ability to research and innovate to fullest capacity is impacted.

What it Takes Innovative Faculty

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

1,945 fulltime faculty*1,388 tenured/tenure track faculty*19 National Academy Members124 Invention Disclosures (FY2010)

44 U.S. Patents Issued naming NC State faculty as Inventor (FY2010)

4 Start-Up Companies Launched Based on NC State technologies (FY2010)

$5.1M royalties received from NC State inventions (FY2010)

*IPEDS 2009 data

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Innovative faculty highlights

Still Innovating in a Difficult Economy

Total research award funding brought into NC State for the past 10 years.

30% funding awards increase from FY09 FY10

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

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Innovative faculty highlights

What it Takes Outstanding Students

NC State students win National Innovation Prize for HydrEYECorneOasis Contact Lens! Alex McGaughy, RoyaNezarati, Eli Pollack, Trinh Doan, and Elizabeth Kirk

This talented team was selected first place among more than 60 entries received from 30 universities across the nation. This is a national student design competition for devices that aid people with disabilities in the workplace.

Sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). http://nciia.org/bmestart for full story.

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What it Takes Partnerships

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

NC State partners with industry to help us move academic discovery to market, where it can make a real difference:

>110 better world productsfrom lab to market

72 start-up companiesattracting >$750M investment and 3,000 jobs to the region

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Innovative faculty highlights

DuPontExxonMobil CiscoCREE General ElectricSamsung ToyotaProgress EnergyProcter & Gamble Texas InstrumentsRWTH Aachen University, GermanySwiss Federal Institute of Technology

Centers & Institutes draw over 150 Industry partners to campus:

What it Takes Partnerships

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

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What it takes to sustain a Research University.

What it Takes - Partnerships

RTSF is a groundbreaking partnership between NC State, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, and RTI aimed at making the Triangle area the leading scientific resource in the field of solar fuels.

The Research Triangle Solar Fuels Institute is dedicated to solving the technical, environmental, economic, security and societal issues related to fossil fuels.

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A groundbreaking partnership between NC State, Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) will make the Triangle area the leading scientific and technical resource in the field of solar fuels.

Built on the concept of innovation partnerships!

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

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Academic honor and corporate growth can exist together. In fact, they must.

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

To ensure a culture of creativity and innovation, Centennial Campus is much more than R&D neighborhoods. In addition to smart buildings, high-tech complexes and scientific clusters, Centennial Campus is a rich tapestry of healthy lifestyle areas, natural environments, lakes, fishing piers, cafes, footpaths, hiking trails, and a championship golf course. Centennial sponsors ongoing innovation events, luncheons and networking opportunities including NANODays, Centennial Campus Engineering Challenge, In the Know Lecture Series, Fidelity Investment Executive Speakers Series, and the Entrepreneur Lecture Series.

Centennial Campus is committed to engaging and inspiring the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and a global workforce.

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What it Takes Resources

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

How do we fund all of NC States high research activity? How do we purchase equipment for the innovation community? How do we provide an environment where innovation can happen?

How can we increase these enabling resources for our innovation community?

Extramural Support granted through the proposal processState AppropriationsF&ARoyalties Generated from NC State InventionsTesting & Service Agreements

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What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

Source: RADAR, NC State University

Sponsored Programs Extramural Support ($)

Sponsor

FY2006

FY 2007

FY 2008

FY 2009

FY 2010

Average

FederalGov't

149,962,892

136,158,982

151,613,178

145,291,265

200,018,655

156,608,994

NC StateGov't

25,669,086

21,291,974

29,191,964

28,617,503

35,335,000

28,021,105

Industry

22,082,246

17,215,713

20,360,634

19,499,966

19,592,484

19,750,209

Nonprofit

8,022,399

15,493,895

10,826,671

10,968,475

9,758,802

11,014,048

Universities (other)

288,487

345,331

520,811

419,180

1,272,195

569,201

NC LocalGov't

282,330

639,454

623,904

815,365

665,415

605,294

ForeignGov't

488,293

127,501

400,611

50,000

446,780

302,637

Non-NCGov't

377,745

1,095,814

147,767

457,180

346,404

484,982

Other

3,425

46,333

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0

13,042

9,587

Totals

207,176,903

192,414,997

213,685,540

206,143,934

267,448,777

217,374,030

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Sponsored Programs Extramural Support

Top Sources YTD September 30

Top Industry Sources

Top Federal Sources

Source: RADAR, NC State University

75% of YTD

7% of YTD

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

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Top Federal Sources graph is at top right of Handout side 2.

Top Industry Sources graph is at bottom right of Handout side 2.

F&A is a federally negotiated rate to cover the cost to the University of research that cannot be directly attributed to a specific research grant

Current rates (on-campus/off-campus):research = 49%/27%instructional = 47%/26%public service = 35%/20%

F&A is reimbursed after the direct costs are expended.

Strategic Use of Facilities and Administration (F&A)

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

How F&A is negotiated

General Administration 8.2 7.3 Departmental Administration 16.92 15.1 Sponsored Projects Administration 3.64 3.3 Student Services Administration 0.3 0.3 Subtotal:29.062626Buildings 3.25 3.25 2.6 Equipment 3.33 3.332.8 Bldg Interest 2.25 2.25 1.9 Operations & Maintenance 14.54 14.54 13.1 Library 1.44 1.44 1.3 Subtotal:24.8124.8121.2Utility Cost Adjustment 1.3 1.3 1.3 On Campus Organized Research Rate 55.17 52.11 49

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

uncapped

w/cap

final

Total research expenditures were $380 MSponsored program activity was $206MFederally sponsored research was $135 MTotal F&A collected was $30M

Useful factors to estimate F&A: F&A is ~8% of total research expendituresF&A is ~15% of sponsored programs F&A is ~22% of federally sponsored research

2008-2009 Funding Summary

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

F&A Distribution(2010-2011)

included in your packet

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COM

COD

CHASS

CNR

CED

CALS

PAMS

COE

CVM

COT

$ Allocated

$31K

$25K

$206K

$260K

$265K

$1,784K

$1,500K

$2,800K

$622K

$229K

College DirectTo Faculty

20%

48%

8%

ToDepts

70%

52%

50%

51%

18%

14%

10%

10%

College Usage

80%

52%

30%

48%

50%

49%

82%

78%

90%

90%

Start-ups/Equipment

5

33

32

18

8

Cost Shares

31

6

1

1

8

4

3

12

I/D Centers

4

Fac.Research

80

5

11

7

Memberships

Res. Admin

21

25

30

2

15

57

Mtg/Proposal

2

1

8

Student Sup.

1

1

5

6

Rent/Debt

5

14

37

61

71

Repair/Renov.

1

1

5

11

Total %

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

2009-10 College F&A Allocations

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Colleges vary greatly in how they distribute F&A based on the types of research they conduct.Colleges with higher needs for expensive equipment, start-ups, and retentions tend to retain more at the college level.Most of the College F&A comes back to benefit the faculty PIs.

F&A Distribution by Colleges

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

What it Takes Coordinated Innovation Support

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

Proposal Development Unit

Integrated Support Service Center (NEW)

Springboard (NEW)

Service units that support discovery and innovation:

Provides support for faculty producing large-scale proposals for graduate fellowships and multidisciplinary research. There is no charge for PDU services. The PDU supports multiple-investigator proposals over $1 million.

Created through realignment of existing resources, the ISSC provides direct research administrative services to University units that have historically lacked support. (e.g. 36 centers, institutes and units are not associated with a college research office, yet they generate over 18% of all funding dollars)

Springboard gives us a way to more readily connect people, ideas and resources. Springboard is a one stop shop for NC State faculty, students AND external partners (existing and potential) interested in engaging in the vast innovation opportunities at NC State.

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What Were Doing to Increase Our Impact

and to ensure that NC States innovation community has the resources needed

How we can increase our impact.

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These examples represent hundreds of significant discoveries, research and scientific breakthroughs that are part of NC States current activity and work. Id like to talk about what it takes to sustain and grow a research enterprise like ours. We have the great stories we do, because of specific ingredients that come together at NC State. Lets take a look at those . . .

Issue: Increase Focus on Larger Awards

74% decrease in NCSU proposals between $1-2M from 2009 to 2010165% increase in NCSU proposals >$2M in 2009-10

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How we can increase our impact.

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Our overall research award activity is increasing. And I wanted to take a quick look at two factors that contribute to that upward trajectory. We have drastically increased the number of proposals were submitting that request over $1M. Over the last three years, we have more than doubled proposals between $2 5M each year! Weve also come close to doubling those in the next largest category those proposals between $5 10M. Our PDU within the Research Development Office has concentrated specifically on increasing the number of proposals submitted by NC State. Its fine to submit MORE VOLUME, but unless the quality of our proposals is excellent, volume doesnt matter. So what is our success rate?

How we can increase our impact.

Solution: Proposal Development Unit (PDU)

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And here we see that NC State as a whole, AND the Proposal Development Unit, have quite an impressive success rate. The PDUs success rate never drops below 29%.

How we can increase our impact.

Issue: SPARCS Unfunded Mandates

Conflict of InterestTraining RequirementsIncreased InspectionsAdditional Review BoardsSub-award auditsPatriot Act and Enhanced Export Control OversightsDeemed Exports in particularFFATTA and reporting requirementsCOGR Compiled over 100 requirements from 25 schools in 2003

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And here we see that NC State as a whole, AND the Proposal Development Unit, have quite an impressive success rate. The PDUs success rate never drops below 29%.

What it takes to sustain a Research University.

Issue: SPARCS More Requirements, Less Staff

Volume vs. Staffing

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And here we see that NC State as a whole, AND the Proposal Development Unit, have quite an impressive success rate. The PDUs success rate never drops below 29%.

Solution: Integrated Support Service Center

What it takes to sustain and grow a Research University.

Undergrads

Graduate Students

Faculty &Postdocs

External Partners

Education & Training

Services

Funding

Center for Innovation Management Studies (COM)

Industrial Extension Service (COE) NC State Incubator

SBTDC (VCEEED)

Entrepreneurship Initiative (Provost)eGamesEntrprConcentr& Minor (COM) Entrepreneurs Program (COE)Entrpr& New Product Dev (COT)

TEC Program and Grad. Certificate (COM)

Global Health Case Competition (OIA)Venture Pitch Competition (COM)COM Leadership and Innovation Showcase

Issue: NC State Innovation Gaps

GAP(education and training)

GAP(education and training)

Office of Technology Transfer (OTT): Inventor Resource CenterTechnology Brokering and Intl PartnershipIntellectual Property CommitteeIntellectual Property LicensingTechRevolution SeriesNC State Innovation Showcase

SBTDC

IES

CIMS (COM)

GAP (relationship management and coordination)

Daugherty Endowment ($25K/yr)

GAP (Proof-of-concept, pre-seed, seed, and early acceleration funding)

Innovation Components:

Innovation services, training, and facilities available w/o a structured framework. Collaboration encouraged, but the responsibility of each innovation unit.Components and opportunities available on and off campus, but may be difficult to find.

Early Stage Innovation Portal:

Strategic, structured frameworkSingle, comprehensive point-of-entry for external and internal engagement and collaboration to unify the innovation components. Units can work toward full innovation capacity with structure, training, and services solidly in place.The portal serves as the connection point.

Fully Integrated Innovation Network:

Portal has become a network that provides point of entry for new researchers and new partners. Also serves as catalyst for full integration, collaboration, and cross-linking of innovation components. Those involved are freed up to meet more internal participants, bring in more partners, and participate in networking events and easily accessible training to THINK, to RESEARCH, and to DISCOVER.

Where we are today

Springboard Vision: 2010-11

Springboard Vision: 2011-12

Issue: Innovation services & opportunities, spread across campus & beyond

Issue: Navigating our innovation components . . .

where would you start if you were an R&D exec or a new faculty member?

Center for Innovation Management

Entrepreneurship Education Initiative

Technology Incubator

Centennial Campus Partnership Office

Sponsored Programs and Regulatory Compliance Services

NC States Graduate School

Engineering Entrepreneurs Program

Office of Technology Commercialization

TEC Program: Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization

Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development

Office of Research

Office of Postdoc Affairs

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Small Business and Technology Development Center

Proposal Development Support and Training

Who would you contact to find:Subject Matter Experts?Research Sponsorship Opportunities?Access to IP Portfolio?Executive Education and Training?Innovation Events and Networking?Patentability of IP?Business Plan Development Support?Prototyping & scale up?Startup company support?Venture capital opportunities?Seed funding?Recruiting Grad Students?Student Opportunities?Innovation partners on Centennial Campus?Research Center information?

College of Vet Med

College of Textiles

College of Engineering

College of Design

Humanities & Soc Sciences

Physical & Math Sciences

College of Education

Natural Resources

Agriculture & Life Sciences

Services and Production Innovation Management Initiative (SPI)

College of Management

Venture Capitalists 4Angel Investors 4Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) 4NC Biotechnology Center (NCBC) 4Research Triangle Institute (RTI) 4Partner Universities 4Potential Collaborators 4

Office of Research Development

Solution: A framework for our innovation components . . .

What if there was one place that provided full access & integration?

Office of Research and InnovationSpringboard Concierge one-stop shopping and synergies for innovationPartnership Council internal networkInnovation Board - external networkChancellors Innovation Fund pre-seed and proof-of-concept fundingFaculty, Staff, Post-doc, and Graduate Student TrainingTraining for External PartnersNew Analytic Tools REACH NC (subject matter experts) and jStart(technology partners)Streamlined License (FY2010 startup, Xanofi, Inc. negotiated their license in less than 30 days)New Patent PolicyNew campus culture rewarding innovation (RPT, recognition through awards)New Awards Inventor of the Year (OTY), Entrepreneur OTY, Innovation Partner OTYInnovation Enterprise Services New emphasis for Industrial Extension ServiceProof-of-Concept Lab/Innovation Design CenterAccelerator

New Innovation Components

Goals & Next Steps

Goals.

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These examples represent hundreds of significant discoveries, research and scientific breakthroughs that are part of NC States current activity and work. Id like to talk about what it takes to sustain and grow a research enterprise like ours. We have the great stories we do, because of specific ingredients that come together at NC State. Lets take a look at those . . .

How Can we Capitalize on our Opportunity?

Activities and Programs Underway

Research and Innovation Benchmarks

Since the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI) was officially announced in September 2010, we have committed to:

Double the number of startup companies spun out of NC State by 2012 (goal = 8 companies)

Increase research awards to $401,173,165 by FY 2015.

Find new resources and creative solutions to equip the research and innovation community for success

Goals.

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Our 5 Year Plan to Grow Research

GOAL: Increase Research Awards 50% by 2015

%50 or $133,724,388increase over next five years

401,173,165

Goals.

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Here Ive plotted one of our aspirations onto our Awards chart: Were looking at our funding award totals over the past five FYs. You can see that from FY 2009 to FY 2010, we significantly increased funding beginning our upward trajectory. Our official funding goal is to continue to increase our funding awards reaching a 50% increase (over FY2010 awards) by 2015. In FY 2010, we were awarded $267,448,777. A 50% increase by 2015 means our award goal is $401,173,165.

Next Steps

Address start-up/retention, instrumentation, and equipment needs -- no targeted funds availablePrioritized list, shared facilitiesAdvocacy, fund-raising

Facilitate the recommendations of the Research and Strategic Planning Taskforce.

Address limited time and support for faculty to engage in research and innovation activitiesIdentifying bureaucratic roadblocks, finding solutions

Proactively enhance partnerships both inside and outside of NC State

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Discussion Key Issues for our Future

Shared research facilities cant replace & maintain equipment due to inability to carry over funds (we have an aging instrumentation fleet)

No targeted funds available for start-ups, retention, equipment or instrumentation needs

Need prioritized list of research facilities, repairs and renovations

Need to grow our tenure track faculty

Looking for ways to recognize and support staff

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Questions/Discussion

Terri L. LomaxVice Chancellor for Research and Innovation

Finance & Business Senior Leadership Team Retreat11 November 2010

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Opening remarks.

What it takes to sustain a Research University.

Tech Transfer and Innovation Activity

Activity

FY06

FY07

FY08

FY09

FY10

Total 5-Yr Activity

Disclosures

198

178

129

149

124

778

Patent Activity

73

83

80

72

44

352

Commercialization Agreements

71

103

79

98

74

425

Miscellaneous Agreements

X

606

630

654

726

2616

Revenue(Royalties $M)

$3.8

$3.5

$3.5

$4.9

$5.1

$20.8

New Venture Development

6

5

4

4

4

23

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