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The North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), the global hub for plant science innovation, brings together the brightest minds in academia, government and industry to drive vital research and innovation that:

  • Increases crop yields
  • Creates new plant varieties
  • Extends growing seasons
  • Enhances sustainability
  • Develops world-class talent
  • Produces new and improved technologies

Challenge focused. Impact driven.

Novozymes Head of North America Brian Brazeau

“With NC State, we have a partnership that delivers real outcomes for the world.”

— Brian Brazeau, Head of North America & VP Bioenergy, Novozymes North America

#2 in the Nation for Research Commercialization

We’re second among universities without a medical school in licensing or optioning research.

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N.C. PSI is the Go-to Partner for Agriculture Solutions

We break down academic and research barriers to cultivate, support and sustain science teams focused on:

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Big Data for Better Sweetpotatoes

When it comes to growing sweetpotatoes, North Carolina is a superstar – growing more than the next three states combined.

To help improve farmer profits, an interdisciplinary team of NC State researchers are partnering with SAS and Intero Life Sciences to use artificial intelligence to image hundreds of thousands of sweetpotatoes to increase the percentage of USDA grade 1 sweetpotatoes grown.

Improvement Through Innovation

Our mission is to improve the world through plant science innovation. Our vision is to be the world’s premier plant sciences enterprise accelerating discovery, talent development and applied solutions that solve agricultural challenges through interdisciplinary, team-based science.

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