Expansion of NC State Garage with HQ Raleigh
NC State has partnered with HQ Raleigh on Centennial Campus to repurpose approximately 20,000 square feet of industrial space in the Partners I building as the new home to NC State’s popular Entrepreneurship Garage program, while providing HQ Raleigh, an innovation-space firm headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, another location for its growing entrepreneurial co-working space ecosystem.
The new space offers a broad range of workspaces and collaboration for both students and professionals seeking a highly dynamic and inspiring work environment and allows the university to expand the existing relationship between HQ Raleigh and NC State’s Entrepreneurship Clinic, currently located in HQ Raleigh’s Warehouse District space.
HQ Raleigh serves as a catalyst entrepreneurial co-working space that links entrepreneurs with the resources and relationships needed to foster innovation, growth and impact. First established in the warehouse district in downtown Raleigh, HQ Raleigh has multiple spaces in Raleigh with additional growth planned for the future.
Oval Innovation District
NC State’s Centennial Campus is a unique, highly successful public/private research campus where students, faculty, government and industry partners collaborate to advance North Carolina and the nation.
Since it was first conceived by bipartisan state and university leaders more than 30 years ago, Centennial Campus has become a differentiator for NC State and an important economic driver for Raleigh, the Triangle Region and North Carolina.
Through the continued development of Centennial Campus, NC State seeks to enhance and support a vibrant innovation ecosystem that advances the university’s academic, research and outreach mission, and contributes meaningfully to the greater economic health of the region and state.
Three Primary Objectives:
Develop a unique and iconic innovation district by creating a diverse network of entrepreneurial spaces that draw upon and enhance NC State’s brand and contribute to regional and state economic development.
Leverage public/private partnerships to establish and expand collaboration among private sector partners and university students, faculty and staff and to support the long-term health and growth of NC State.
Create a sense of place by harnessing the appeal of privately developed residential, service retail and other amenities to forge a distinctive presence on Centennial Campus that celebrates the innovative spirit of NC State.
NC State is negotiating with Lincoln Harris to develop a 32-acre site in the northeastern quadrant of Centennial Campus as the next phase of public-private development on the campus. Lincoln Harris provides comprehensive real estate development services to clients nationwide and is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.