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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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