Innovation Fair

Partnership Opportunities with NC State Scientists

The Innovation Fair is a marketplace of ideas, where leading College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty and their collaborators from across NC State’s diverse disciplines and colleges will showcase ongoing and emerging scientific research in human health, global sustainability and other areas of endeavor.

Exhibit Competition

Cash prizes of $1,500, $1,000 and $500 were awarded to the research programs of the first, second and third place winners of the competition. Exhibits were judged by a panel of NC Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Foundation board members for quality of presentation and adherence to the conference theme: “Stewards of the Future: Research for Human Health & Global Sustainability.”

Congratulations to this year's winners!

  • 1st place:
    Jet Fuel from Camelina at NCSU: A systems approach 
    Department of Plant Biology
  • 2nd place:
    Weaving the Wisdom of Nature into the Web of Life & Genetic Pest Management
    Department of Entomology
  • 3rd place:
    Advances in Safeguarding Water Supplies
    Department of Plant Biology

Special thanks to all of the 2012 Innovation Fair Exhibitors:

  • Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests (Department of Entomology)
  • CALS Center for Applied Aquaqtic Ecology
  • Center for Plant Breeding and Applied Plant Genomics
  • Crop Protection wtih Triggered Release of Active Agents (College of Textiles)
  • Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Poultry Science
  • Discovering Controls of Cellulose Synthesis and Cotton Fiber Development (Departments of Crop Science and Plant Biology)
  • Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite! (Department of Entomology)
  • Genetic Engineering of Artemisinin: The Effective Antimalarial Drug (Department of Plant Biology)
  • Global Plant Health Program (Department of Plant Pathology)
  • Master's of Microbial Biotechnology (Department of Microbiology)
  • NCSU Phytotron -- A Place for All Seasons
  • North Carolina Agricultural & Life Sciences Research Foundation
  • Of Flies and Men: Fruit Flies as Genetic Models (Department of Biology)
  • Optimized Translation for Industrial Protein Production (Department of Microbiology and Computer Science)
  • Ozonolysis of lignocellulosic biomass for generation of fermentablesugars to produce bioethanol (Department of Biological and AgriculturalEngineering)
  • SSRIs Enhance Growth in Broiler Chickens: A Potential Model for Obesity in Patients Treated for Depression? (Department of Poultry Science)
  • Sweetpotato Breeding Program (Department of Horticultural Science)
  • The Plant Transformation Laboratory -- Contributing to Plant Improvement at NC State (Department of Horticultural Science)
  • Vitellogenin-mimicking peptides: A system for transgenerational delivery of bioactive materials into eggs and offspring (Department of Biology)


The NC Agricultural & Life Sciences Research Foundation operates under the auspices of the
NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization and a co-host of this event.