A Master Plan for Technological Innovation in North Carolina's Piedmont Triad

A Master Plan for Technological Innovation in North Carolina's Piedmont TriadThe seed of a unique research institution is germinating in Greensboro, NC. The gracious southern city is already home to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) - each with a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. Now, the two schools have come together in the 21st century with a bold plan to build a joint campus - called

The Scientist Staff
Apr 1, 2007

The seed of a unique research institution is germinating in Greensboro, NC. The gracious southern city is already home to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) - each with a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. Now, the two schools have come together in the 21st century with a bold plan to build a joint campus - called Gateway University Research Park - that promises to transform both scientific research and the local economy in unprecedented ways.

The joint venture will build on the strengths of both schools, according to John Merrill, the park's executive director. "We have special expertise in the life sciences, nanotechnology, advanced materials, computational science, and bioengineering," he says, "and our goal is to develop a collaborative environment with...

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