Research Universities

Technological innovation is at the heart of the aerospace industry.  From drone technology to light weight composites that will make aircraft lighter and more fuel efficient, innovation is the key to the industry’s future.

Our local universities such as North Carolina A&T State University and the Joint School for Nanotechnology are at the forefront in research on light-weight materials that will be used in aircraft of the future. These universities are also engaged in aviation safety research and projects with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Local economic developers stand ready to connect aerospace industry manufacturers with innovations in the laboratory to create the next best thing in aerospace.