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Hitachi Energy Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers. Partner Site Alliance
Gradient Medical Gradient Medical is working to commercialize a medical device technology that treats inoperable tumors more safely and efficiently. Partner Site Research II
Global Stratos Global Stratos is developing a natural capital assessment, valuation, monitoring and management platform – Asseza™ – as a profit center instead of cost center. The goal is to develop a layered platform, including field operations, hubs, and central operations. Partner Site Partners I
Exeleration Exelaration designs and builds custom software for businesses.  Their model is designed around mobile development teams and comprised of experienced experts and top talent from university programs. Partner Site Research IV
E Construct E.Construct USA, LLC is a structural engineering consulting firm with locations in Dubai, Ohio, Nebraska and Florida. They offer a broad range of structural engineering services including building design, bridge design, and the design and detailing of precast concrete building […] Partner Site Partners I
Climavision Climavision is a Kentucky-based science and technology company that studies climate data and analytics. Partner Site Research III
Bayer Crop Science Bayer’s leadership in agriculture provides tailored solutions for farmers to plant, grow and protect their harvests using less land, water and energy. Partner Site Plant Sciences Building
BASF Corp BASF has a portfolio of products ranging from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. Partner Site Plant Sciences Building
Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies is the world’s premier measurement company providing core analytical and electrical instruments to the life sciences, chemical analysis, communications, and electronics industries. Partner Site Keystone Science Center
L Cube (L^3) IT experience and thought leadership working with healthcare, finance, and retail institutions. Experienced with matching the right technology solutions to meet business needs. Partner Site HQ@Centennial
Live Oak Labs Live Oak Bank is a direct online lending and banking platform for individuals and small business. Partner Site Partners I
SPESA SPESA is an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry that includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear and industrial textiles.  Partner Site Research II
Raleigh Founded Raleigh Founded offers a broad range of workspaces and a collaborative community for professionals seeking a highly dynamic and inspiring work environment. Partner Site Partners I
Aspa Therapeutics Aspa Therapeutics is working to develop a safe and effective gene therapy for patients with Canavan disease, a rare condition caused by an inherited mutation of the ASPA gene. Partner Site Partners II
Adrenas Therapeutics Inc. Adrenas Therapeutics is developing a gene therapy for the treatment of a monogenic disease that presents in childhood. Partner Site Partners II
InsightFinder InsightFinder provides machine learning technology, finding root causes for deviations from normal behaviors and recurring patterns, as well as predicting future events and outages. Partner Site Partners I
Beroe Inc. Positioned at the forefront of procurement intelligence and customized market research, Beroe is unique in its exclusive focus on procurement, providing predictive, real time intelligence and insights. Partner Site Research IV
The Innovation Project (TIP) The Innovation Project brings together North Carolina school district superintendents to find and implement innovative and transformative practices in public education. Partner Site Partners I
Walk West Walk West is a digital-first marketing and strategic communications agency that helps companies achieve business goals through the use of: digital insights, business strategy, content marketing, public relations, issue advocacy, video production, social media, e-commerce, SEO/SEM, website design and development, and media training. Partner Site Venture IV
VHB Vhb is an Engineering Firm offering a vast array of services in Transportation and Architectural Engineering, Energy and creating healthy communities.   Partner Site Venture I
VF Corporation

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels.

Partner Site Venture Place
USDA-APHIS-VS-NCIE The National Center for Import and Export (NCIE) of the USDA plays an integral role in the mission of protecting American agriculture. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-VS-NC Area Office This USDA unit helps protects and improves the health, quality and marketability of U.S. animals and animal products. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-PPQ-State Plant Health Directors Office The Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division of the USDA safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST The Center for Plan Health Science and Technology of the USDA is the scientific support organization for the Plant Protection and Quarantine division of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-Eastern Regional Office The Administrative Eastern Regional Office of the USDA focuses on plant protection and quarantine, veterinary services, animal care, investigation and enforcement services and wildlife services. Partner Site Venture II
U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Engineering University Program NEUP funds nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at U.S. colleges and universities. The program plays a key role in helping the Department of Energy accomplish its mission of leading the nation's investment in the development and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology. Partner Site Research III
TopQuadrant TopQuadrant's mission is to enable enterprises to be agile through practical application of Semantic Web technologies. The company believes the global economy requires enterprises to become more agile in order to survive and thrive. Applications built using traditional approaches don't adapt well to changes and are not sustainable over time. Partner Site Venture Place
Three Oaks Engineering Three Oaks Engineering is a woman-owned business focused on helping clients accomplish infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs. Services include natural systems investigations, soil consulting, public involvement and transportation planning. Partner Site Venture IV
Hire Scene

The Hire Scene provides Contract and RPO services on demand. Using the latest technology – proprietary algorithms, social media raking, virtual interviewing, web crawlers, predictive analytics – and advertising on 100+ job boards, The Hire Scene has the ability to access active jobseekers and the power to pinpoint passive candidates (qualified, employed professionals who are likely to leave their current jobs for new, exciting opportunities).

Partner Site Partners I
STEMbrite STEMbrite creates powerful and effective digital learning products to promote the retention of women and under-represented minorities in Higher Ed STEM courses and ultimately in their careers. Partner Site Research IV
SKEMA Business School SKEMA's ambition is to be a global business school which, through its research and teaching programmes, trains and educates the talented individuals that 21st century businesses require. It now operates from five different sites: in France (Lille, Paris La Défense and Sophia Antipolis), China (Suzhou) and Centennial Campus. The French business school also conducts joint programs and classes with NC State's Poole of Management. Partner Site Venture I
RGL Solutions RGL Solutions offers specialized engineering services that can help industrial and commercial entities make the best use of their plant resources and their electrical supply. Partner Site Partners I
Relay Republic Wireless is an American mobile service provider that combines fast, nationwide 4G LTE cell service with the power of WiFi to give you better coverage, in more places, for less money. Partner Site Venture I
North Carolina Virtual Public Schools NC Virtual Public Schools provides students with expanded academic options by offering online courses and online services, such as test preparation, career planning services and credit recovery. Partner Site Partners I
NOAA National Weather Service The National Weather Service provides hazardous weather warning information, as well as basic weather forecasts for much of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Partner Site Research III
NC Wildlife Resources Commission The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is dedicated to the wise-use, conservation, and management of the State's fish and wildlife resources. Partner Site Wildlife Resources Commission
NAPPO (North American Plant Protection Organization) NAPPO coordinates the collaboration and development of science-based standards intended to protect agricultural, forest and other plant resources against regulated plant pests, while facilitating trade. Partner Site Venture IV
Smithfield Foods Inc. Smithfield Foods is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, committed to providing good food in a responsible way.  Partner Site Biomedical Partnership Center
McKim & Creed MCKim & Creed offers full-service engineering, surveying and mapping, and planning services. Partner Site Venture IV
LexisNexis LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. Partner Site LexisNexis
Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) The mission of the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) is to imagine, investigate, and implement innovative solutions for a variety of tactical and strategic analytic challenges.  A government team with professional knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and social and behavioral disciplines, in collaboration with correspondingly diverse academic and industry partners, will create advanced technology and analysis tradecraft in accordance with the U. S. Intelligence Community objective to maintain global awareness and strategic foresight. Partner Site Poulton Innovation Center
Birlasoft KPIT is a global IT Consulting and Product Engineering partner focused on co-innovating domain intensive, technology solutions for corporations specializing in automotive and transportation, manufacturing and energy and utilities. Partner Site Venture II
Intuitive Surgical Intuitive Surgical is creator of the da Vinci® Surgical System. Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Intuitive is developing and improving systems that are less invasive to the body during entry such as those that use natural orifices in the body and technologies that are more precise and smart in interacting with tissue, providing real time feedback to surgical staff. Partner Site Alliance
IBM Innovation Center IBM is a global IT product and solutions company. Partner Site Research IV
HIPRA HIPRA is a veterinary pharmaceutical company dedicated to animal health. Partner Site Biomedical Partnership Center
Hanesbrands Inc. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Hanesbrands Inc. is a global consumer goods company with more than a century of history and a portfolio of leading apparel essentials including T-shirts, bras, panties, men's underwear, kids' underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear and activewear. Partner Site Partners I
Freese and Nichols Freese and Nichols is a full service professional consulting firm and the first engineering firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. With offices in North Carolina and Texas, Freese and Nichols provides services in engineering, architecture, environmental science, planning, construction services, energy and program management. Partner Site Partners I
Eastman Chemical Company The Eastman Innovation Center is a research and development center for the Eastman Chemical Company. Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, special chemicals, and fibers that are in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability. Partner Site Research IV
Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. performs research and development on innovative therapeutics for multiple rare and infectious diseases. We partner with academics or companies to identify and translate early preclinical to clinical stage assets. Partner Site Partners II

Cloudbees manages Jenkins, the open source computing system used around the world. Jenkins is the industry’s most proven and popular open source continuous delivery (CD) and continuous integration (CI) management platform.

Partner Site Venture I
Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School Centennial Campus Middle School is a Wake County magnet middle school which houses 600 6th-8th grade students. Partner Site Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School
Benanova Inc.

Benanova Inc. has developed a cost-efficient, environmentally benign particle system (EbNPs) made of natural materials, which can leverage the functional properties of bioactive agents. This innovative, patent-pending technology can facilitate the development of highly efficient, application-customized and environmentally benign replacements for silver nanoparticle antimicrobials.

Partner Site Partners II
Bee Downtown Bee Downtown installs and maintains sustainable bee communities for businesses in urban areas. Starting with one of the nation’s fastest growing regions, the Triangle, the company's beekeepers work to repopulate the environment with healthy hives while providing partnering companies a one-of-a-kind green marketing opportunity. Partner Site Bee Downtown Apiary
Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems (BAMS) Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems (BAMS) is a team of scientists, mathematicians and engineers dedicated to expanding the frontiers of environmental computing. Partner Site Research II
Bandwidth Bandwidth is a communications technology company offering a full suite of voice, messaging and 9-1-1 APIs, all built atop the company's own all-IP voice network. Businesses use Bandwidth's APIs to add calling, texting and 9-1-1 connectivity to software, applications, and internet-connected devices. Partner Site Venture III
Alkemere Alkemere produces acrylic like polymers and monomers used in a variety of products. They help with clarity and use in high temps or 3D modeling. Intent is to sell business to business polymers based on ethylenically unsaturated lactone monomers. Partner Site Partners II
Advanced Energy Corporation Advanced Energy is a planning, technical and engineering services non-profit firm that provides market-based energy solutions. They work with electric utilities, state, federal and local governments, manufacturers and a wide variety of public and private partners. Partner Site Research IV
ABB Corporate Research Center The ABB Corporate Research Center in the United States is colocated in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Windsor, Connecticut. The center delivers leading-edge technologies and innovative solutions to ABB power and automation businesses. Partner Site Poulton Innovation Center