Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, North Carolina Department of Commerce

The mission of the North Carolina 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.


The NC Office of Science, Technology & Innovation conducts tactical programs (in the form of grants), strategic programs, and policy research to advance economic growth in the state. Its signature program is the One North Carolina Small Business Program, which makes matching awards for North Carolina businesses who have been awarded a federal Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding
  • Matching Funds

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
  • Commercialization
  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Science/Bioscience Seminars
  • Technology Transfer
  • Wet Lab Incubator
Primary Contact
Dave Kaiser
301 North Wilmington Street
1326 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699