Dedric Carter is joining UNC Chapel Hill to become chief innovation officer and vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.
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Dedric Carter, chief commercialisation officer and vice chancellor for innovation at Washington University in St Louis, is joining University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as chief innovation officer and vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.
He is due to begin his new duties on October 30.
Carter spent the past 10 years at Washington University in St Louis, where he is also a professor of practice in the McKelvey School of Engineering and Olin School of Business. He has founded his own spinout, healthcare data platform operator CuriMeta.
At Washington University, he has also led two reviews of the policies and procedures on intellectual property, oversaw the launch of a quick-start licence for spinouts and was involved in a plan to renovate and build a 200,000 square feet facility focused on commercialisation and innovation.
Among his achievements to date is also the creation of a commission on women and minority access to venture capital and the launch of the Needleman Program for Innovation and Commercialization, focused on pharmaceutical technologies.
Carter is also the chairman of the Missouri Technology Corporation, overseeing the growth of resources for ventures and infrastructure in the US state to more than $125m.
Additionally, he is a board member of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, the Cortex Innovation District, BioSTL and the Repertory Theatre of St Louis. He also sits on the international advisory board for the Lemelson Foundation and on the executive committee of Junior Achievement of St Louis.