Dr. David Green of the NC State Seafood Lab and CMAST


Helping industry partners get great ideas to market and make an impact.

A Synergistic Relationship

To better serve our industry partners, we conduct short and long-term research studies, provide a pipeline to bring products from ideas to market, and offer education and training on regulatory issues concerning food, bioprocessing, and nutrition. 

Industry partners enhance our department by participating in guest lectures, speaking with student clubs, facilitating senior design projects, and cultivating internship and job opportunities. If you are interested in any of the aforementioned activities, please email Morgan Hembarsky, FBNS Industry and Alumni Liaison. 

Our relationships complement industry, NC State, and most importantly, our students and future leaders in the workforce.  

Food Innovation Lab building exterior, located in Kannapolis, NC

The NC Food Innovation Lab

Adjunct faculty member, Dr. Bill Aimutis, is the executive director of this state-of-the-art facility that assists food companies and entrepreneurs to create the plant-based foods of tomorrow. Services include product research and development, pilot plant production, training and workshops, and food industry consulting. 

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