REDE for the future
Innovations emerging from East Carolina University drive approaches to health care, provide access to educational opportunities and evidence the technical expertise and creativity of a major research-driven university. By leveraging strategic partnerships with small businesses, industry, government and community-based organizations, the university facilitates discovery and creative activities that drive economic and social mobility in eastern North Carolina and impacts communities across the globe. Presented here are ECU’s Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) FY22 successes by the numbers.
Sponsored Research Activity
National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey (2020, latest report):
Moving up 56 spots since 2011.
$82.1M, an all-time high
$3.6M, an all-time high
ECU is committed to graduate the most students in North Carolina who experience a mentored research project.
Student Research Funding:
Paid Student Researchers:
1,191 (grad + undergrad)
The economic growth of our region is highly dependent on the research conducted by faculty.
Faculty Conducting Sponsored Research:
Number of Sponsored Awards:
Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building
141,500 sq. ft.
Four Multidisciplinary Spaces:
- Eastern Region Pharma Center
240,000 sq. ft. located in the warehouse district with commitments from partners in the advanced manufacturing, technology and software industries.
Isley Innovation Hub
15,000 sq. ft. ideation and makerspace
Licensing and Commercialization
RISE29 supports small businesses through student-led consulting projects and launches student-led businesses to create and retain jobs in eastern North Carolina.
ECU faculty, staff and students are leading innovative discoveries and creative activities that enhance the possibilities of brighter tomorrows.
For More Info
For more information about ECU’s Research, Economic Development and Engagement, visit rede.ecu.edu.
All data from fiscal year 2022.