MCNC Research & Development Institute, in partnership with the Piedmont Triad Partnership (PTP), is hosting the first in a series of statewide “Industry Day” events on Oct. 9 in Greensboro.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is this Thursday from 4-6 PM, at the PTP office on Airport Center Drive in Greensboro.

MCNC, which is located in RTP, is hosting events throughout the state to create partnerships with private industry, university researchers and government agencies.

At the events, MCNC will present information about its technology research and expertise in microelectronics and biomedical devices, signal electronics, secure high-speed networks, and networked information systems.

Furthermore, MCNC says partnership opportunities include technology available for licensing, technical advice, co-development for government research and development grants, foundry services, and test bed and prototype resources.

In addition, MCNC has a Ventures arm that invests in early stage N.C. companies that align with its areas of research. Portfolio companies can collaborate with MCNC’s scientists and engineers, and may have access to MCNC resources, including clean rooms, analytical and fabrication labs, wireless and optical labs, and a network test bed.

MCNC is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to serving as a catalyst for technology-led economic development throughout North Carolina. It accomplishes this mission through the creation of scientific and technology jobs, securing research funding to develop new technologies, and providing advanced communications resources for the state’s universities, other public institutions, and commercial businesses.

The PTP is a regional economic development marketing organization representing the 12-county Piedmont Triad region surrounding the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. The PTP, one of seven state-supported regional economic development organizations in North Carolina, is funded by the state and by volunteer contributions by governments and businesses throughout the Triad.