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The Partnership, Outreach, and Research to Accelerate Learning (PORTAL) building is appropriately named as it is a gateway facility for university industry and government partnerships. PORTAL:

  1. Contains over 90,000 square feet of lease office space as well a secure classified research area. 
  2. Is managed by the Charlotte Research Institute.
  3. Houses the University’s business incubator and accelerator, a program delivered by UNC Charlotte affiliate Ventureprise, Inc. 
  4. Is also home to UNC Charlotte Office of Technology Transfer, 49er Foundry student incubator, Charlotte Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC).



To learn more about PORTAL and its partnership support programs and facilities visit the website or call us at 704.687.5690.