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									                    The Technology Enterprise Center of Eastern Carolina

1800 N Greene St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Phone: 252-328-2152
Fax: 252-328-1545
On-site mgr.: 252 758-1989
Fax: 252 758-0128 Developer/Owner
www.locateincarolina.com/techcenter/techcenter.htm

Year Established: 1997

Type of Organization: non-profit

Contact Person: pitt.edc@gtp.net

Overview: Mission is to encourage the development of technology-based businesses by: 1)
providing wetlab and office space at below-market rates; 2) offering access to digital, fiber optic
telecom services; and 3) supporting newly established companies gain access to services and
financing to accelerate growth

Strategic Relationships: Technology Center is affiliated with East Carolina University Center
for Applied Technology and the NCSU Industrial Extension Service (Manufacturing Extension
Partnership) that maintain offices on-site, ECU Office of Technology Transfer is also available to
provide assistance to companies that wish to establish collaborative relationships with ECU
faculty/staff and gain access to ECU research facilities

Industries Served: Biotechnology/pharmaceutical/neutraceutical, InfoTech/e-commerce
companies, and related light manufacturing

Special Notes/Restrictions: Serves technology based business. Entry requirements are a business
plan, demonstrated financial capability, insurance, criminal background check. Continued
tenancy dependent upon rent payment history and demonstrated progress related to business plan.

Types of Programs/Services Available:
Space: Mixed lab/office & light manufacturing: 1) 17,000 sq.ft. of wetlab/office space ranging
from 200-425 sf individual offices and labs to as much as 8,000 sf units available from $7 to $15
per square foot per year (additional "shell" space can be finished out to tenant specifications
within 90 days); 2) 18,000 sq.ft. of light manufacturing area (all utilities) subdivided into units as
small as 2400 sf available at $3.50 to $4.50 per square foot per year

Funding: SBIR seed financing, SBA Loans, SBTDC assistance programs, and affiliation with
Entrepreneurial Development Council.

Educational Resources: ECU's Center for Applied Technology and Industrial extension Service
programs, PCC's Small Business Center Programs. Online and physical proximity to ECU's
Joyner and Health Services Libraries

Administrative/Technology: Central receptionist/lobby area; central mail, fax, & copier
services; audio/video equipment in conference/board room; Norstar Telephone System; internet
access, external and internal electronic security system*** Shared Common/Shared wetlab
equipped with freezers, refrigerators, autoclave, centrifuges, freeze dryer,

Other: Break room with hot & cold foods (microwave), common truck docks with forklift and
hand lift trucks available, on-site OSHA and Hazardous (chemicals, radioactive) materials
handling and disposal consultation services; access to ECU student interns from computer
sciences, biochemistry, industrial technology, and many other degree programs; ECU's Office of
Technology Transfer is also available to assist companies with arranging collaborative
agreements with ECU faculty and staff. It is also possible to work out arrangements to access
university research facilities. A Directory of ECU Lab Facilities and Support Services is available
upon request.

Additional Notes: Average length of occupancy is 3 years, maximum length is 5 years for
research and development, and 3 years for all others.

								
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