North Dakota Centers of Excellence
 

The North Dakota Centers of Excellence (NDCOE) program was proposed by Governor John Hoeven and passed by the North Dakota Legislature in 2005. North Dakota's Centers of Excellence are hubs of research and development partnering with private companies to commercialize new products and services. The program is overseen by the Centers of Excellence Commission which is comprised of members from the State Board of Higher Education and the Economic Development Foundation.

The NDCOE program is built on the concept of partnering the research capacities found in ND public colleges and universities with private-sector companies to generate jobs and new business opportunities. Invest in the infrastructure and research capacity at our state's colleges and universities and then unleash our world-class students and scientists to find ways to commercialize new ideas into products, skills and services that can create and attract new businesses and career-path jobs.

Of the ND Centers of Excellence launched to date, twelve are located at NDSU, as follows:

Center for Advanced Electronics Design and Manufacturing
Launch Date: February 2006
Award: $3 million
Matching & Leveraged Funds: $12.4 million

Center for Surface Protection
Launch Date: February 2006
Award: $4 million
Matching & Leveraged Funds: $4.7 million

Oilseed Development Center of Excellence
Launch Date: May 2006
Award: $3.5 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $14.3 million

NDSU Technology Incubator
Launch Date: March 2007
Award: $1.25 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $5 million

Beef Systems Center of Excellence
Launch Date: October 2007
Award: $800,000
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $2 million

Center for Integrated Electronic Systems
Launch Date: June 2009
Award: $2.05 million
Matching & Leveraged Funds: $4.1 million (projected)

Center for Biopharmaceutical Research and Production
Launch Date: June 2009
Award: $2 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $4.74 (projected)

Center for Sensors, Communications, and Control
Launch Date: January 2011
Award: $2.8 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $5.6 million (projected)

Center for Advanced Technology Development & Commercialization
Launch Date: NA—the center has not yet made its initial disbursement request
Award: $3.9 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $7.8 million (projected)

Center for Life Sciences Research and Applications
Launch Date: 2012
Award: $1.35 million
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $2.7 million (projected)

Center for Technologically Innovative Products and Processes
Launch Date: 2012
Award: $320,000
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $640,000 (projected)

Center for Biobased Materials Science and Technology (BiMat)
Launch Date: 2013
Award: $1,132,500
Matching and Leveraged Funds: $2,265,000 (projected)

For a complete listing of all NDSU Centers and Institutes, click HERE.
Last Updated 9/20/2013


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