Centennial Partners

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SPESA SPESA is an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry that includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear and industrial textiles.  Partner Site Research II
North Carolina Green Power NC Green Power is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit improving North Carolina’s environment by supporting renewable energy, carbon offset projects and providing grants for solar installations at K-12 schools. Partner Site Research IV
HQ Raleigh at Centennial Campus HQ offers a broad range of workspaces and a collaborative community for professionals seeking a highly dynamic and inspiring work environment.. Partner Site Partners I
Design Kids Partner Site Partners I
Aspa Therapeutics Aspa Therapeutics is working to develop a safe and effective gene therapy for patients with Canavan disease, a rare condition caused by an inherited mutation of the ASPA gene. Partner Site Partners II
Adrenas Therapeutics Inc. Adrenas Therapeutics is developing a gene therapy for the treatment of a monogenic disease that presents in childhood. Partner Site Partners II
15Five 15Five is a continuous performance management suite that allows users to coach their employees more effectively. Partner Site Partners I
Scenic Consulting Group Environmental engineering company focused on barrier reef protection. Partner Site Partners I Building
InsightFinder InsightFinder provides machine learning technology, finding root causes for deviations from normal behaviors and recurring patterns, as well as predicting future events and outages. Partner Site Partners I
CloudNine CloudNine is a cloud-based automation software that simplifies litigation, investigations and audits, allowing users to upload, review and produce documents. Partner Site Research IV
Funxion Wear Funxion Wear is focused on producing smart textiles, creating clothing with embedded sensors that can measure vitals for personal health and collect other data points as needed. Partner Site Partners II
LUMEOVA LUMEOVA develops innovative opto-electronics modules to meet the growing data communication demands of consumer electronics and wireless infrastructure markets. Partner Site Partners I
Beroe Inc. Positioned at the forefront of procurement intelligence and customized market research, Beroe is unique in its exclusive focus on procurement, providing predictive, real time intelligence and insights. Partner Site Research IV
Exostar LLC Exostar is a leader in identity access management and secure cloud solutions that improve collaboration, information sharing, and supply chain management. Partner Site Venture I
The Innovation Project The Innovation Project brings together North Carolina school district superintendents to find and implement innovative and transformative practices in public education. Partner Site Partners I
Walk West Walk West is a digital-first marketing and strategic communications agency that helps companies achieve business goals through the use of: digital insights, business strategy, content marketing, public relations, issue advocacy, video production, social media, e-commerce, SEO/SEM, website design and development, and media training. Partner Site Venture IV
Wake NC State STEM Early College High School STEM Early College High School is a 5 year program, part of WCPSS, that allows students to earn a high school diploma and up to 2 years college credit.  The NCSU program has a STEM focus. Partner Site Wake STEM Early College High School
vhb Vhb is an Engineering Firm offering a vast array of services in Transportation and Architectural Engineering, Energy and creating healthy communities.   Partner Site Venture I
VF Corporation

VF Corporation outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels.

Partner Site Venture Place
USDA-APHIS-VS-NCIE The National Center for Import and Export (NCIE) of the USDA plays an integral role in the mission of protecting American agriculture. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-VS-NC Area Office This USDA unit helps protects and improves the health, quality and marketability of U.S. animals and animal products. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-PPQ-State Plant Health Directors Office The Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division of the USDA safeguards agriculture and natural resources from the risks associated with the entry, establishment, or spread of animal and plant pests and noxious weeds. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-PPQ-CPHST The Center for Plan Health Science and Technology of the USDA is the scientific support organization for the Plant Protection and Quarantine division of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Partner Site Venture II
USDA-APHIS-Eastern Regional Office The Administrative Eastern Regional Office of the USDA focuses on plant protection and quarantine, veterinary services, animal care, investigation and enforcement services and wildlife services. Partner Site Venture II
U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Engineering University Program NEUP funds nuclear energy research and equipment upgrades at U.S. colleges and universities. The program plays a key role in helping the Department of Energy accomplish its mission of leading the nation's investment in the development and exploration of advanced nuclear science and technology. Partner Site Research III
TopQuadrant TopQuadrant's mission is to enable enterprises to be agile through practical application of Semantic Web technologies. The company believes the global economy requires enterprises to become more agile in order to survive and thrive. Applications built using traditional approaches don't adapt well to changes and are not sustainable over time. Partner Site Venture Place
Three Oaks Engineering Three Oaks Engineering is a woman-owned business focused on helping clients accomplish infrastructure projects with careful consideration of community and environmental needs. Services include natural systems investigations, soil consulting, public involvement and transportation planning. Partner Site Venture IV
The Hire Scene

The Hire Scene provides Contract and RPO services on demand. Using the latest technology – proprietary algorithms, social media raking, virtual interviewing, web crawlers, predictive analytics – and advertising on 100+ job boards, The Hire Scene has the ability to access active jobseekers and the power to pinpoint passive candidates (qualified, employed professionals who are likely to leave their current jobs for new, exciting opportunities).

Partner Site Partners I
STEMbrite STEMbrite creates powerful and effective digital learning products to promote the retention of women and under-represented minorities in Higher Ed STEM courses and ultimately in their careers. Partner Site Research IV
Statera Environmental LLC Statera offers a unique passive sampling exposure assessment technology that provides an unprecedented comprehensive picture of chemical exposure. Statera also provides related professional services needed to properly design exposure and risk assessment studies, analyze and interpret chemical and toxicological data, and make informed decisions that are scientifically defensible.   Partner Site Partners II
SKEMA Business School SKEMA's ambition is to be a global business school which, through its research and teaching programmes, trains and educates the talented individuals that 21st century businesses require. It now operates from five different sites: in France (Lille, Paris La Défense and Sophia Antipolis), China (Suzhou) and Centennial Campus. The French business school also conducts joint programs and classes with NC State's Poole of Management. Partner Site Venture I
Sentinel Biomedical Inc.

Sentinel Biomedical provides canine genetic cancer testing, Genomics, genome mapping and the comparative aspects of canine cancer.

Partner Site Partners II
Secmation Secmation provides engineering, technology and tools to add information security to new and existing products. Specializing in emerging security applications, Secmation’s goal is to demystify security design, manage/develop it like any other technology, and keep product teams focused on the success of their product. Partner Site Partners I
RGL Solutions RGL Solutions offers specialized engineering services that can help industrial and commercial entities make the best use of their plant resources and their electrical supply. Partner Site Partners I
Republic Wireless Republic Wireless is an American mobile service provider that combines fast, nationwide 4G LTE cell service with the power of WiFi to give you better coverage, in more places, for less money. Partner Site Venture I
Proficient Health Proficient Health has created communication software that helps payers, hospitals, physicians and providers capture and exchange protected information online, securely and affordably. Partner Site Partners I
Pentair Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is the global leader in aquatic systems and supplies. Providing unparalleled resources and leading expertise for a variety of industries including: commercial aquaculture and aquaponics, aquatic life support systems, laboratory animal housing, and lake and pond management. Partner Site Research IV
North Carolina Virtual Public Schools NC Virtual Public Schools provides students with expanded academic options by offering online courses and online services, such as test preparation, career planning services and credit recovery. Partner Site Partners I
NOAA National Weather Service The National Weather Service provides hazardous weather warning information, as well as basic weather forecasts for much of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Partner Site Research III
NC Wildlife Resources Commission The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is dedicated to the wise-use, conservation, and management of the State's fish and wildlife resources. Partner Site Wildlife Resources Commission
NAPPO (North American Plant Protection Organization) NAPPO coordinates the collaboration and development of science-based standards intended to protect agricultural, forest and other plant resources against regulated plant pests, while facilitating trade. Partner Site Venture IV
Smithfield Foods Inc. Smithfield Foods is the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, committed to providing good food in a responsible way.  Partner Site Biomedical Partnership Center
MS Consultants Inc. MS Consultants is an engineering, architecture, and planning firm known for its comprehensive and integrated approach to each client and project, offering multiple technical disciplines to a variety of markets and project types.  Areas include: Transportation, Water resources, Architecture & Design, Energy, Construction planning and design. Partner Site Venture II
Merck Merck is a pharmaceutical company that works to create vaccines and drugs that improve people's health. Partner Site Venture I
McKim & Creed MCKim & Creed offers full-service engineering, surveying and mapping, and planning services. Partner Site Venture IV
Mann+Hummel Mann+Hummel is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. It's North Carolina Innovation Center is located on Centennial Campus. Partner Site Partners I
LexisNexis LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. Partner Site LexisNexis
Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) The mission of the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences (LAS) is to imagine, investigate, and implement innovative solutions for a variety of tactical and strategic analytic challenges.  A government team with professional knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and social and behavioral disciplines, in collaboration with correspondingly diverse academic and industry partners, will create advanced technology and analysis tradecraft in accordance with the U. S. Intelligence Community objective to maintain global awareness and strategic foresight. Partner Site Poulton Innovation Center
KPIT KPIT is a global IT Consulting and Product Engineering partner focused on co-innovating domain intensive, technology solutions for corporations specializing in automotive and transportation, manufacturing and energy and utilities. Partner Site Venture II
Juniper Networks Juniper Networks delivers high-performance IP networking systems built by industry experts with broad experience in high-performance computer and Internet networking applications. Partner Site Venture IV
Intuitive Surgical Intuitive Surgical is creator of the da Vinci® Surgical System. Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Intuitive is developing and improving systems that are less invasive to the body during entry such as those that use natural orifices in the body and technologies that are more precise and smart in interacting with tissue, providing real time feedback to surgical staff. Partner Site Alliance
IBM Innovation Center IBM is a global IT product and solutions company. Partner Site Research IV
HIPRA HIPRA is a veterinary pharmaceutical company dedicated to animal health. Partner Site Biomedical Partnership Center
Hanesbrands Inc. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Hanesbrands Inc. is a global consumer goods company with more than a century of history and a portfolio of leading apparel essentials including T-shirts, bras, panties, men's underwear, kids' underwear, socks, hosiery, casualwear and activewear. Partner Site Partners I
Groz-Beckert Groz-Beckert is the world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, as well as systems and services for the production and joining of textile fabrics.  Partner Site Venture I
Global Foundries Global Foundries offers a broad range of manufacturing capabilities, from the very leading edge of process technology to more mature, cost-effective process nodes. Partner Site Partners I
Gamma Advanced Technology LLC

Gamma Advanced Technology is developing next generation portable, compact head CT and X-ray systems. It's parent company is H&P Advanced Technology in Germany.

Partner Site Partners I
Freese and Nichols Freese and Nichols is a full service professional consulting firm and the first engineering firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. With offices in North Carolina and Texas, Freese and Nichols provides services in engineering, architecture, environmental science, planning, construction services, energy and program management. Partner Site Partners I
First Analytics First Analytics is a professional services firm devoted to Advanced Analytics. Partner Site Research IV
Eastman Innovation Center The Eastman Innovation Center is a research and development center for the Eastman Chemical Company. Eastman is a global specialty chemicals company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, special chemicals, and fibers that are in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability. Partner Site Research IV
Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Collaborations Pharmaceuticals, Inc. performs research and development on innovative therapeutics for multiple rare and infectious diseases. We partner with academics or companies to identify and translate early preclinical to clinical stage assets. Partner Site Partners II
CloudBees

Cloudbees manages Jenkins, the open source computing system used around the world. Jenkins is the industry’s most proven and popular open source continuous delivery (CD) and continuous integration (CI) management platform.

Partner Site Venture I
Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School Centennial Campus Middle School is a Wake County magnet middle school which houses 600 6th-8th grade students. Partner Site Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School
Cengage (WebAssign) WebAssign is the leading online homework and grading solution for science and mathematics. Partner Site Keystone Science Center
Castle Hill Technologies Inc. Castle Hill Technologies provides owner representative services to the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries. Areas of expertise include Process Design, Automation Design and Controls with a focus on medium to large capital projects. Partner Site Partners I
Benanova Inc.

Benanova Inc. has developed a cost-efficient, environmentally benign particle system (EbNPs) made of natural materials, which can leverage the functional properties of bioactive agents. This innovative, patent-pending technology can facilitate the development of highly efficient, application-customized and environmentally benign replacements for silver nanoparticle antimicrobials.

Partner Site Partners II
Bee Downtown Bee Downtown installs and maintains sustainable bee communities for businesses in urban areas. Starting with one of the nation’s fastest growing regions, the Triangle, the company's beekeepers work to repopulate the environment with healthy hives while providing partnering companies a one-of-a-kind green marketing opportunity. Partner Site Bee Downtown Apiary
Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems (BAMS) Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems (BAMS) is a team of scientists, mathematicians and engineers dedicated to expanding the frontiers of environmental computing. Partner Site Research II
Bandwidth Bandwidth is a communications technology company offering a full suite of voice, messaging and 9-1-1 APIs, all built atop the company's own all-IP voice network. Businesses use Bandwidth's APIs to add calling, texting and 9-1-1 connectivity to software, applications, and internet-connected devices. Partner Site Venture III
Amphenol Broadband Solutions All Systems Broadband is a leading North American manufacturer and supplier of central office and customer premise connectivity products. Partner Site Keystone Science Center
Alkemere Alkemere produces acrylic like polymers and monomers used in a variety of products. They help with clarity and use in high temps or 3D modeling. Intent is to sell business to business polymers based on ethylenically unsaturated lactone monomers. Partner Site Partners II
Agile Sciences Agile Sciences is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. The company was founded in 2007 by Professors Christian Melander and John Cavanagh of North Carolina State University (NCSU) to provide commercial solutions to those industries plagued by the effects of biofilms. Agile Sciences has developed compounds that can disperse colonies of bacteria called biofilms. These compounds have applications in the areas of medicine, agriculture, and industry. Partner Site Keystone Science Center
Advanced Energy Corporation (AEC) Advanced Energy is a planning, technical and engineering services non-profit firm that provides market-based energy solutions. They work with electric utilities, state, federal and local governments, manufacturers and a wide variety of public and private partners. Partner Site Research IV
ABB Smart Grid Center for Excellence ABB Substation Automation Systems Group engineers, integrates, assembles and tests protection relay devices that are a key component of the smart grid. Partner Site Poulton Innovation Center
ABB Inc. ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. Partner Site Venture I