Organizational Background & Mission:
The oldest new-technology organization of its kind in the world, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is a private, non-profit corporation created by the State in 1984 and supported by the General Assembly dedicated to biotechnology-based economic development. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center's mission is to provide long-term economic and societal benefits to North Carolina by supporting biotechnology research, business and education statewide. The Biotechnology Center has three core programs focused on catalyzing industry growth and creating jobs by supporting innovative research, nurturing the growth of new companies, and by building the state’s capacity to provide an educated workforce to foster the recruitment and growth of biotechnology business.
With respect to building an educated workforce, The North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Education and Training Program addresses these goals primarily through programs—both ongoing and ad hoc—that build the capability of educational institutions at all levels to deliver appropriate education and training.