Office of Innovation and Engagement

ECU’s Office of Economic & Community Engagement (ECE) is the university’s front door to connecting industry and community partners from our region and beyond with Pirate scholars, innovators, and entrepreneurs for mutually beneficial partnerships. Our work is grounded in ECU’s mission to be a national model for regional transformation, public service, and student success. Our success is grounded in our commitment to strengthen possibilities for innovation and economic development, offer exemplary training for the current and future workforce, and contribute through community engaged programs that sustain genuine connectivity with our region.

Continuing & Professional Education
East Carolina Research and Innovation Campus
Engaged Research


Licensing & Commercialization
National Security and Industry Initiatives
Small Business and Technology Development Center