To ensure a culture of creativity and innovation, Centennial Campus is much more than R&D neighborhoods. In addition to smart buildings, high-tech complexes and scientific clusters, Centennial Campus is a rich tapestry of healthy lifestyle areas, natural environments, lakes, fishing piers, cafes, footpaths, hiking trails, and a championship golf course. Centennial sponsors ongoing innovation events, luncheons and networking opportunities including NANODays, Centennial Campus Engineering Challenge, In the Know Lecture Series, Fidelity Investment Executive Speakers Series, and the Entrepreneur Lecture Series.Perhaps most importantly, Centennial Campus is committed to engaging and inspiring the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and a global workforce. We’ll take a look at one facility located on Centennial Campus that is focused on developing the world’s most “industry-ready” workforce for bioscience manufacturing.
One of our most impressive facilities here on Centennial Campus is BTEC – our Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center. North Carolina’s thriving biotechnology industry, top-notch science, unbeatable climate for business and great quality of life create the ideal place for a biomanufacturing training facility like BTEC. More than 50 companies manufacturing biologics, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics already call North Carolina home. These companies — Biogen Idec, GlaxoSmithKline, Novozymes, Pfizer Animal Health, Talecris, and Wyeth — operate some of the largest or most unique facilities of their kind.This map shows the manufacturing facilities located throughout North Carolina.Biomanufacturing companies require trained technicians to operate these plants efficiently and in compliance with FDA rules. NC State has collaborated with other universities, industry, the North Carolina Biosciences Organization and the Biotechnology Center to produce and deliver workforce-training programs: BTEC is the world’s largest hands-on training location dedicated to learning the ins and outs of biomanufacturing.
BTEC employs an unparalleled system of advanced, hands-on training and education in an environment using facilities and equipment that match those in place at the world's leading biomanufacturing companies. BTEC is an international center of excellence for the development of the next generation of cell protein and cell engineering techniques, bioreactors, downstream processes and technologies for high throughput on-line analysis and optimization.
From BTEC FY09 Annual Report: In an effort to globalize its academic programs, BTEC investigated several potential international collaborations during the year. BTEC agreed to collaborate with the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, and the University of Strasbourg, France. Through NC State’s Global Training Initiative, BTEC supported an unpaid internship for a government official from Japan. Through its Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, BTEC is supporting an undergraduate intern during the summer of 2009. BTEC provided hands-on training on biomanufacturing equipment for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s International Nonproliferation Export Control Program during March 2009. BTEC staff also taught “Overview of Fermentation of APIs – Industry” at the manufacturing training event held by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2009. Throughout 2008, BTEC developed and delivered a series of four training courses in biomanufacturing for FDA inspectors and field personnel, per the terms of a contract signed in September 2007.
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5-12-2010: Global Partnerships at NC State
Global partnerships to improve our world<br />China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA)<br />Delegation Visit<br />3 May 2010<br />Dr. Terri L. Lomax<br />Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies<br />
A Unifying Vision<br />NC State’s strategic vision pledges that we will:<br />“transform lives and <br />improve the human condition.”<br />We fulfill our vision through<br />creative scholarship, strategic research, andinnovation partnerships.<br />
Creative Scholarship<br />33,815 students [23,010 undergrads; 7,991 grad students; <br />2,814 non-degree students]<br />~ 8,000 graduate students representing 86 countries<br />[567 Chinese grad students - 3,261 applications from Chinese students for 2010]<br />>220 graduate degrees offered [Master’s, Ph.D., Ed.D]<br />2,078 faculty members <br />[19 National Academy Members]<br />Largest four-year institution in North Carolina<br />
Creative Scholarship<br />America’s Best Graduate Schools:<br />5thin Graduate Veterinary Medicine <br />7thin Graduate Nuclear Engineering <br />9thin Graduate Biological/Agricultural Engineering <br />12thin Graduate Statistics<br />Source: U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Graduate Schools; April 2010 <br />
Strategic Research<br />$365M in annual research expenditures<br />679 U.S. Patents 676 International Patents<br />>110 better world products<br />from lab to market<br />72 start-up companies<br />attracting >$750M investment and 3,000 jobs<br />137 intellectual property disclosures<br />submitted by faculty in FY09 (IP pipeline)<br />
Strategic Research<br />7thin Industry Research Expenditures<br />among American universities without medical schools <br />10th Top American Research University<br />among public colleges without medical schools<br />11th in Total Research Expenditures<br />among American universities without medical schools<br />Sources: The Top American Research Universities, 2008 Annual Report. National Science Foundation Research Survey, 2008.<br />
Strategic Research<br />Today’s complex issues call for multidisciplinary approaches and team science.<br />Building teams of scientists & scholars around critical issues = Strategic Research Areas<br />
Strategic Research Areas at NC State<br />Strategic Focus Areas<br />Health & Well-Being<br />Energy &<br />Environment<br />Educational Innovation<br />Safety & Security<br />Economic & <br />Societal Benefit<br />Cross-Cutting Initiatives<br />
Innovation Partnerships<br />91 new commercialization agreements<br />with external partners (FY09)<br />3rd Nationally in Industry Licensing Partnerships <br />(per $100M in research expenditures)<br />57 Centers & Institutes with<br />158 industry members: DuPont <br />ExxonMobil <br />General Electric <br />Procter & Gamble <br />Qianjiang Group Co., Ltd.<br />RWTH Aachen University, Germany<br />Samsung <br />Swiss Federal Institute of Technology<br />Texas Instruments<br />
Global Health Initiatives<br />China: Partnership agreement for food safety training<br />Zhejiang University: Agro-genomics workshop<br />Malawi: Capacity building<br />University of Surrey, UK & University of Sao Paolo, Brazil: Zoonotic diseases workshop<br />
Global Scholarship Initiatives<br />Summit on US/China K-12 Education: April 30, 2010 at NC State - policies and programs for globally educated citizenry and work force<br />Global Learning Initiative Project (GLIP): >200 students from around the world: Qatar, Hawaii, Russia, China, U.S. researching global issues.<br />New Literacies Global Learning Program (M.Ed. and M.S.): The NLGL concentration enables teachers to teach with a global perspective, using digital tools to become “wired globally.”<br />Master of Global Innovation Management: Dual degree with IAE Graduate School of Management in Aix-en-Provence, France<br />Master of Global Innovation Management [In Planning] : Dual degree with Zhejiang University, P.R. China<br />
NC State & China: Partnerships<br />Student Exchange Programs: Tsinghua University; Zhejiang University; Fudan University; Nanjing Normal University<br />Global Training Initiative (GTI):Specialized training programs in<br />>100 fields to prepare organizations to compete in the global economy:<br /><ul><li>Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology</li></ul>training in Higher Education Administration<br /><ul><li>Shijiazhuang City Commercial Bank</li></ul>training in bank management and development<br /><ul><li>Zhejiang Economic and Trade Polytechnic</li></ul>curriculum training in business, ESL, and computer science fields <br />
Built on the concept of innovation partnerships!<br />
Academic honor and corporate growth can exist together. In fact, they must.<br />
Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center (BTEC)<br />BTEC, on NC State’s Centennial Campus, is the world’s largest hands-on training location dedicated to biomanufacturing<br />More than 50 companies manufacturing biologics, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics are located in North Carolina. <br />
Biomanufacturing Training & Education Center (BTEC)<br /><ul><li>82,500 gross sq. foot facility
cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) production of high-value biomolecules using cell growth & expression, recovery & purification processes
Bench-scale & pilot-scale bioprocessing equipment</li></ul>creating the most well-trained, industry-focused biotech workforce in the world<br />
BTEC Highlights<br /><ul><li>First undergraduate laboratory course on stem cell technology in the U.S. was taught at BTEC in 2009
Provided hands-on training to U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration for Export Control Program
Provided manufacturing training for U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) inspectors and field personnel</li></li></ul><li>Ready for the Tours?<br />
Global partnerships to improve our world<br />QUESTIONS<br />Dr. Terri L. Lomax<br />Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies<br />