Project Description

Marine Bio-technologies Center of Innovation

MBCOI combines a regional focus with a global perspective. North Carolina is rich with marine sciences resources boasting 300+ miles of Atlantic coastline, world-renowned universities, and outstanding human capital. Pre-eminent marine scientific communities have been established locally by the University of North Carolina, North Carolina State University, and Duke University, as well as by state and federal organizations such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Along with its proximity to the Research Triangle Park, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious biotechnology clusters, MBCOI is centrally positioned to facilitate partnerships between and among universities, scientists and industry wherever they are located.

MCBOI hosts meeting and events at FFVC and works with relevant startups in the marine sciences segment.