Gateway University Research Park
Gateway University Research Park is a collaboration between North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) and The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG). This novel joint venture between NCA&T and UNCG is designed to facilitate collaborations between world-class researchers and businesses – to move scientific discoveries from the lab to the marketplace benefitting the local community, region, and North Carolina by transforming cutting-edge intellectual properties into thriving business ventures.
A $400 million master plan has been developed for the two campuses of Gateway University Research Park and when fully developed, the research park is anticipated to generate an economic impact of $50 million per year in the Triad. Upon full build out of the project, it is further anticipated that companies and agencies located at the Gateway University Research Park will encompass more than 2,000 employees.
What's the big idea? Tiny biomarkers may open a world of knowledge
Do you start big or start small? One nanoscience researcher is doing both. Dr. Marinella Sandros is trained in working with remarkably small things, such as molecular biomarkers. Her collaborative research is pursuing a grand idea: using molecular biomarkers to allow individuals to detect mild brain trauma almost instantly.
CBS Sports has highlighted this research recently, joining past reports by ESPN and the News and Record. The research team is growing too, she says, each additional member providing needed expertise. Dr. Kristine Lundgren and Dr. Vincent Henrich from UNCG are a part of the team, along with researchers from NC A&T State, Moses Cone Health System and Boston College.
Collaboration is an integral part of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, where engineers and scientists are on each floor to spur a mixing of ideas and perspectives.
UNCG Inspire. Change., June 1, 2012
By Mike Harris, UNCG University Relations