Innovation Archives

Feb 07, 2023
  • Kim Tilghman

Two Faculty Innovators Selected for Pitch Event

Dr. Sharon Rogers Moore, associate professor for the College of Business, and Dr. Jitka Virag, associate professor at the ECU Brody School of Medicine, have been selected to participate in...

Aug 21, 2020

RISE29 Student Entrepreneurship Program Announces Fall 2020 Interns

More than a dozen East Carolina University students have been selected for fall internships with the university’s award-winning student entrepreneurship program, RISE29. RISE29, led by the university’s Division of Research,...

Ethernet cables hooked into computer system
Aug 14, 2020

Expanding Broadband Opportunities

COVID-19 uncovered the realities of the rural digital divide. While almost all Americans living in urban and suburban areas have access to high speed internet, only about 63% of people...

Jul 20, 2020

Navigating Uncharted Waters

This article appeared in Business NC's July 2020 Research North Carolina special section. Over the last few months, the COVID-19 pandemic upended the way many industries interact with employees, customers...

Jul 15, 2020
  • Greenville Daily Record

ECU trustees strike deal to develop hotel, warehouse district

East Carolina University’s Board of Trustees has approved two deals that will bring a hotel into the downtown area and development to the city’s warehouse district. The board approved the...

Jun 16, 2020
  • REDE

Jennette’s Pier Selected, CSI Partners for Final Round of DOE Competition

East Carolina University’s Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) will partner with the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to host the final round of the Waves to Water Prize competition at...

Provost Grant Hayes addresses crowd.
Jan 24, 2020

Provost’s Challenge Kicks Off With Focus on Health and Well-being

A group of East Carolina University students will spend the semester exploring ways to improve student health and wellness as part of the second Provost’s Challenge. More than 80 entrepreneurial...

Dec 11, 2019
  • Maggie Riddle

ECU I-Corps Turns Business Ideas Into Reality

Taking an idea and putting it into action can be a challenge. I-Corps, a grant-based program funded by the National Science Foundation equips scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators with the knowledge...

Oct 18, 2019


Twelve student-led entrepreneurship teams moved on to the semifinal round of the third annual Pirate Entrepreneurship Challenge after nearly 3,000 votes were cast in Tuesday’s opening round of East Carolina...

Oct 01, 2019

ECU Receives 3 New Patents

The Office of Innovation and New Ventures reported that the university received three new patents this summer. ECU received the following three issued U.S. patents: U.S. Patent 10,363,306 (Issued July...