Gateway works with partners when needed to provide administrative services (i.e. bookkeeping, planning and coordinating meetings, etc.) where, strategically, it may be more appropriate to take advantage of our already established administrative infrastructure as opposed to creating something new.
Established in 2009 with funding from the State and North Carolina Biotechnology’s Centers of Innovation Grant Program, COIN provides relevant resources to its constituents and members and bring people together in open forums, educational seminars, and unique conversations, with a focus on promoting economic development.
COIN is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that serves the citizens of North Carolina as a Virtual Center of Innovation for businesses, researchers, entrepreneurs, students and institutions. Headquartered at Gateway University Research Park's South Campus, COIN aims to be one of the premier sources of networking opportunities, information, and tailored innovation services for its members.
COIN is an active participant in the entrepreneurial and scientific community. Its core team and board members present thought leadership by leading many events, accepting speaking engagements, writing relevant blog articles and giving interviews to the press – often speaking out on timely issues. In addition, COIN is currently working with The NC AfterSchool Program to assist in facilitating programs for K-12 students to encourage interest in the sciences.
Gateway University Research Park provides administrative services to COIN including accounting, payroll, and regulatory compliance services.