Science, Technology & Innovation

The mission of the N.C. Office of Science, Technology & Innovation is to improve the economic well‐being and quality of life of all North Carolinians through advancing science, technology, and innovation.

To achieve this mission, the Office develops and administers policies and programs that accelerate both the development of next-generation technology companies and the adoption of technology across existing industry. Working with organizations across the state, it identifies and communicates emerging opportunities in science and technology and prepares and publishes analyses outlining the competitive position of North Carolina’s businesses and research institutions in these areas.

To see the Office's latest innovation report, see Tracking Innovation 2017 (pdf).
For a comprehensive review of the Office's programs and impacts, see its March 2012 Continuation Review Report (pdf).

Latest STI News

  • Commerce Spotlights Importance of STEM Education for Economic Development
    5/22/2018 12:00:00 AM

    Dr. John Hardin, Executive Director of Commerce's Office of Science, Technology, & Innovation, served as the keynote speaker at the STEM East: E2 Summit at the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern, May 3. The annual event convenes regional school districts and employers in the state's eastern region to enable a dialog around workforce needs and preparation strategies. read more

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