Carolina Innovations Seminar

The next Carolina Innovations Seminar will be held Feb. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at the Top of the Hill restaurant. The guest speaker will be Liz Crabill, Chief Deputy Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Make plans to attend this week's Carolina Innovations Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Top of the Hill (Great Room). This seminar, which is hosted by the UNC Office of Technology Commercialization, will highlight the latest insights on economic development trends in North Carolina.  

Liz Crabill, Chief Deputy Secretary for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, will share her perspectives on the importance of university-driven entrepreneurship and workforce development for making an economic impact across the state. Liz will discuss her role at the Department of Commerce and answer key questions like:

•          What role does the Department of Commerce play in the state – and how does Liz's office help drive the department’s mission?

•          How is the workforce landscape in North Carolina changing as it transitions to an innovation economy?

•          What kinds of skills will best prepare students to be highly adaptable participants in an innovation workforce?

•          How can talented faculty, students and alumni be magnets for attracting companies to the state?

•          How can universities partner with the Department of Commerce on key initiatives to create win-win situations for the state and academic institutions?

•          How can the university proactively engage with the Department of Commerce to support strategic efforts?