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Research Parks

Courtesy of North Carolina Research Campus

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

Charlotte Research Institute
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
258 Grigg Hall
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: 704-687-8284
Fax: 704-687-8285
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.

Centennial Campus
North Carolina State University
NCSU Box 7005
830 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695
Phone: 919-515-7036
Fax: 919-515-1390
Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor

Centennial Campus is a 2,700,00 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.

Gateway University Research Park
2901 East Lee Street, Suite 2500
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: 336-375-9232
John Merrill, executive director

Gateway University 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.

North Carolina Research Campus
150 Research Campus Drive
Kannapolis, NC 28081
Phone: 704-273-1234

The North Carolina Research Campus is a 350 acre campus located in Kannapolis. Created by David Murdock, this campus fosters collaboration and advancement in the fields of biotechnology, nutrition and health. When completed, the campus will have over one million square feet of office and laboratory space.

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (F/K/A Piedmont Triad Research Park)
575 N. Patterson Avenue, Suite 550
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-716-8672
Fax: 336-777-3260
Eric Tomlinson, D.Sc., Ph.D., president, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and chief innovation officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem, North Carolina 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, 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.

Research Triangle Park
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-549-8181
Fax: 919-549-8246
Bob Geolas, president and CEO

The Research Triangle Park is the largest research park in the U.S. stretching over 7,000 acres, and is home to more than 170 global companies including IBM, RTI International and Cisco. Located between three major universities, the Park generates economic activity and innovation through collaboration between universities, industry and government.

Parmer RTP
​5 Moore Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Brian Carr, 919-831-8256
Lee Clyburn, 919-831-9266

Parmer RTP provides state-of-the-art office and laboratory spaces for lease in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The 500-acre campus includes a brand new outdoor amphitheater, upgraded fitness trails, a bike share program, championship-level tennis courts, outdoor gathering areas and space for daily food truck rallies.

UNCW CREST Research Park
5598 Marvin K. Moss Lane
Wilmington, NC 28409
Phone: 910-962-2330
Karin LeMaire, business services manager

The vision behind UNCW CREST Research Park is to provide a space for university researchers and private firms to work together in creating the next generation of biotechnology products and solutions. We offer affordable commercial research wet lab spaces for rent to entrepreneurs, start-up companies, and established businesses to focus on cutting-edge biotechnology, analytical services, environmental and marine sciences, and early stage pharmaceutical research and development. UNCW CREST Research Park drives translational research initiatives that support economic development and innovative product developments that benefit the world. Our campus includes The Center for Marine Science as well as an Oyster Hatchery and other resources.