Research & Development

WCU Center for Rapid Product Realization
A university-based product development center that helps clients refine existing products, develop new ones and improve business practices. Industry experienced faculty and staff work with business partners to address their specific needs and to remove obstacles to product commercialization and process improvement.

Corporation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)
An affiliated LLC for the University. The College of Business operates the CEI to facilitate public private partnerships that bring together business owners, faculty, and students who have a desire to grow an idea into a business.

Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
SBTDC is housed within the College of Business at the University of North Carolina. SBTDC works with area businesses on strategic growth initiatives and provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most services are free of charge, and all are confidential.

North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Life sciences are transforming the world. Vaccines that prevent disease. Spider silk vests that protect battlefield soldiers. Crops that thrive in drought. The NC Biotechnology Center is a private, non-profit located North Carolina designed to help grow this important industry cluster throughout the state. The organization has the ability to identify partnering opportunities, technology transfer and entrepreneurship programs.   

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January 23 | Automated Tool & Machine Acquires 50,000 Square Foot Industrial Building

Rosman, NC-Automated Tool & Machine, an advanced manufacturing company located in Transylvania County announces plans to acquire, relocate and transform…(more...)

October 27 | Alliance Announces 2016 Business Expansion Competition Winners

In July, the Transylvania Economic Alliance launched the 2016 Business Expansion Competition, which encouraged local businesses in Transylvania County, the…(more...)

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