UNC Charlotte's PORTAL Building Grand Opening and Dedication
Bob Donlon will attend the grand opening and dedication of the PORTAL Building (Partnership, Outreach and Research to Accelerate Learning) on UNC Charlotte's campus on Friday, Feb. 28. Brief comments will be made by Gov. Pat McCrory and Louis Foreman, CEO of Enventys and creator of the PBS show Everyday Edisons.
The PORTAL building is UNC Charlotte’s latest commitment to university-industry partnerships and regional economic development leadership. The 96,000 square-foot building is designed to spur entrepreneurship, business growth, and job creation, as well as promote research and innovation in the region. The facility also will house Ventureprise, Inc., a regional public-private nonprofit that supports the success of start-up and early-stage entrepreneurs. PORTAL will provide the intersection of academia, corporate, and entrepreneurial communities where business partners will have daily exposure to the creative mix of students, faculty, and specialized facilities at the region’s urban research university.