On Wednesday September 27th, Innovate Carolina (now known as Innovate Carolina Junction) marked it’s official opening with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
Sheryl Waddell, Director of Economic Development and Innovation Hubs was joined by UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, Town of Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, Durham Tech President J.B. Buxton, and several other invited guests.
The Innovate Carolina Junction’s goal will be to provide space for start-ups, research organizations, and partnerships big and small, offering both rooms and resources to help their goals come to fruition. As those businesses grow, the university is aiming for those successes to stay local, which will add to Chapel Hill’s economy and job market.
The Junction will “bring our entire network of innovators and entrepreneurs together to solve problems, providing important connections between campus and the community,” said Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz. “Today we are opening our new innovation home.”
Innovate Carolina is the first new business in the Chapel Hill downtown innovation district, which includes our recently completed core & shell renovations project at 136 Rosemary & 137 Franklin Street, and will be supported by the Rosemary Street Parking Deck currently under construction.
Learn more about Innovate Carolina Junction at here.