Research Parks

North Carolina's leading academic and corporate research parks include:

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UNC Charlotte
258 Grigg Hall
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001



Robert G. Wilhelm, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Charlotte Research Institute's goal is to enhance the technology infrastructure of the Charlotte region by facilitating the development of intellectual capital through global collaboration with industry, academia and government to create a top-tier interdisciplinary technology research community. This institute is located on UNC Charlotte’s Millennial Campus.

North Carolina State University
NCSU Box 7005
Raleigh, NC 27695-7005



Dennis Kekas
Associate Vice Chancellor

Centennial Campus is 2.7 million-square-foot research park and education campus owned by North Carolina State University in Raleigh. This park provides office and lab space for corporate, governmental and not-for-profit entities in addition to providing space for university research centers and departments. Current partners include ABB, GlaxoSmithKline and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

2901 East Gate City Blvd., Suite 2500
Greensboro, NC 27401


John Merrill
Executive Director

Gateway Research Park provides world-class laboratories and office space to businesses, universities and the local community. A collaboration between North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, this research park seeks to use shared resources for technological growth and discovery.

Castle & Cooke North Carolina
150 Research Campus Dr.
Kannapolis, NC 28081


NCRC is a 350 acre campus in the suburban Charlotte community of Kannapolis. Created by David Murdock, this campus fosters collaboration and advancement in the fields of biotechnology, nutrition and health. The campus is ultimately projected to encompass more than a million square feet of office and laboratory space.

575 N. Patterson Avenue, Suite 550
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101



Eric Tomlinson, DSc, Ph.D.
Chief Innovation Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and President, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is a place for research, business and education in biomedical science, information technology, digital media, clinical services and advanced materials. The Innovation Quarter has approximately 3,100 people working in over 60 companies and five academic institutions and 7,500 students undertaking advanced education and workforce training annually. The Innovation Quarter currently comprises 1.8 million square feet of office, laboratory and educational space on its 145 developable acres. In addition, there are 800 apartments and condominiums within or close by the Innovation Quarter.

12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709



The Research Triangle Park is the original, and still largest research park in the U.S. stretching over 7,000 acres. It includes major facilities of more than 170 global companies including GlaxoSmithKline, RTI International, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Thermo Fisher, PRA Health Sciences, INC Research, PPD and Quintiles. Located between three major universities, the Park generates economic activity and innovation through collaboration between universities, industry and government.

5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409


Kelly Baugher
Director of Real Estate

MARBIONC is a R&D-based economic and workforce development program based at UNC Wilmington that discovers, develops, and markets new products and technologies related to the sea. We provide a space for university researchers, not-for-profits, private firms, and government agencies to collaborate and work together in creating the next generation of biotechnology products and solutions. Designed by scientists for scientists, our state-of-the-art building offers multi-functional laboratories and specialized research equipment designed to catalyze partnerships and promote economic development through translational research.

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