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Oct 16, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

State Pension Plans Would Be Better Off Avoiding External Management Fees

Recent research finds state pension plans would be better off avoiding external asset managers when investing their assets – and would carry substantially smaller unfunded liabilities if they simply invested in a conventional index fund.

Oct 8, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors.

Mar 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Survey: 69% of Organizations Do Not Have Comprehensive Enterprise-wide Risk Management Processes in Place Despite Growing Corporate Risks

While most finance leaders agree corporate risks are increasing, less than a third report having complete enterprise risk management processes in place.

Mar 12, 2018  |  The Abstract

Cloud-Computing Tool Moves From the Lab to the Marketplace

How one NC State researcher's work has gone from the lab to a thriving company.

Sep 13, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Manufacturing Process for SiC Power Devices Opens Market to More Competition

Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics.

Jan 18, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study Finds Current Corporate Sustainability Reporting Misses the Mark

A new study finds corporate sustainability reporting often focuses on issues that are unimportant to stakeholders, and offers specific suggestions to improve the content of future reporting efforts.

Jan 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

NC State to Play Workforce Training Role in National Biopharmaceutical Initiative

NC State is part of a new, federal initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Dec 13, 2016  |  Awards and Honors

Faculty Inventors Recognized

Three faculty members at North Carolina State University are being named fellows by the National Academy of Inventors.

Aug 9, 2016  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State Boosts Efforts to Commercialize Research Discoveries

NC State has announced that seven projects will receive support from its Chancellor’s Innovation Fund, aimed at moving innovative discoveries from the lab bench to the marketplace in areas ranging from the development of new antibiotics to the creation of faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tools.

Jun 20, 2016  |  Partners

NC State to Lead Southeast Manufacturing Innovation Hub

NC State University will lead the Southeast hub for a new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute that aims to spur technological innovation to improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

May 9, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Techniques Make RFID Tags 25 Percent Smaller

NC State researchers have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification tags that are 25 percent smaller – and therefore less expensive.

Apr 4, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Near-Shore Wind Farms Would Have Big Impact on Coastal Tourism

A study by economists at NC State finds that most people are unwilling to rent vacation homes that have a view of offshore wind turbines – and that those who will rent expect steep rental discounts unless the turbines are more than eight miles offshore.

Jan 13, 2016  |  The Abstract

Racial Makeup of Labor Markets Affects Who Gets Job Leads

Research from North Carolina State University and Rice University finds that the racial composition of a labor market plays a significant role in whether workers find out about job leads – regardless of the race of the worker.

Jan 11, 2016  |  The Abstract

New Tech Targets Cloud Computing Bugs

Computer science researcher Helen Gu has launched a start-up to help companies that use cloud computing improve the user experience for their customers.

Jan 5, 2016  |  The Abstract

Start-Up Connects Micro-Entrepreneurs With Tourists

How an interdisciplinary team of researchers is helping small, locally owned businesses connect with tourists to create economic prosperity -- and amazing experiences.