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October 26, 2017

Economic Aspects of the Opioid Crisis

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Alexa, Make Room for M-Uber

October 12, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an integral part of our day-to-day existence. From music on demand to refrigerators that tell us when we're out of milk, the intersection of data-gathering sensors, cloud computing and mobile access represents a sea change in how we interact with technology. More

Center for Digital Enterprise & Innovation

To Cybersecurity…and Beyond!

October 12, 2017

As adults, most of us understand the pitfalls and hazards of being online. But how do we teach our children to take the same caution? One way is to make it fun for them. And researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are doing just that. More

Center for Digital Enterprise & Innovation

NCGrowth at the University of North Carolina Wins U.S Economic Development Administration Grant

October 04, 2017

NCGrowth, an affiliated center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, has been awarded $1.3 million in new funding as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) 2017 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. More


Latest Research

Aging as an Engine of Innovation, Business Development, and Employment Growth

September 29, 2017

Older adults will drive U.S. population growth over the next quarter century. Projected to grow four times as fast as the total population, older adults will make up of 22 percent of the population in 2040, up from 15% in 2015. We believe this population aging can be a new engine for innovation, business development, and employment growth in the U.S. More

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