One of the premier research facilities in the Southeast, the Charlotte Research Institute (CRI) is the gateway for business-university partnerships at UNC Charlotte.
CRI's strong reputation in applied research meets industry on its own turf, offering practical applications to complex problems that can be felt in the bottom line. CRI also responds adeptly to the needs of its business partners. The institute can provide lab space and equipment, research partnerships, proprietary research by faculty, graduate student research, special educational sessions and internships.
In 2011, CRI was recognized with an honorable mention award for the first annual Przirembel Prize, which recognizes collaborations between diverse organizations in the Southeastern United States.
The mission of CRI 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.
New business and research ventures, university partnerships with regional and national enterprises, and CRI spin-off companies all draw research and businesses to the region and spur economic growth.
Science and engineering ventures at CRI are driven by the internationally known results of its research centers in Precision Metrology, Visualization, and Optoelectronics. CRI’s research vision continues to grow with emerging research initiatives that include bioinformatics, biomedical engineering systems, energy production and infrastructure, information security, motorsports and automotive engineering, sustainable design, nanoscale science, and translational research.
With state-of-the-art facilities on the Charlotte Research Institute Campus and at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, CRI helps companies initiate new partnerships at UNC Charlotte and offers a variety of opportunities to engage talented faculty and make use of specialized resources available at UNC Charlotte.
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