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UNCW Researcher Receives $1.47M for Toxin Test Creation

SeaTox Research Inc., in collaboration with UNCW [and the CIE], has received a $1.47 million Phase II Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to further develop toxin tests for seafood.

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This Wilmington tech startup is fixing what's missing from virtual reality

WILMINGTON — Virtual Reality technology has come a long way since its early blocky geometric days, but it still has its shortcomings. One of the major drawbacks becomes apparent as soon as people put on a VR headset; they become completely immersed until they try to walk around.

via Port City Daily


CIE Secures Material Design for Bootstrap for Student Innovators

The CIE and the UNCW Hackathon are proud to announce a new partnership with MDB, Material Design for Bootstrap.

MDB has agreed to provide free professional software licenses to student innovators building websites or web applications at the UNCW CIE or UNCW Hackathon.


SBTDC Biz Basics

1:00 PM

Dream of being your own boss? If so, the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at UNCW offers a free monthly workshop that’s just for you! The “How to Start a Business” workshop teaches participants the basic business ownership steps. Our counselors discuss ways to research your business market, how to write a business plan, and the steps to seeking initial funding. Registration is free and so is this workshop!

Free. Register here.


Ask the Experts Series: Entrepreneurial Success Stories Featuring UNCW Alumni

4:00 PM

In this series, experts within various industries come together to give a brief presentation, followed by an opportunity for participants to engage with speakers in one-on-one and/or small group discussions to have specific questions answered. This month’s session will focus on success stories from UNCW alumni!

All sessions are free for members; $15 for nonmembers. Register here.