Policy, Industry, Opportunity & Place
October 17, 2019
Gateway Research Park 
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

Presented by Gateway Research Park and Liberty Atlantic Group

The 2019 Piedmont Triad Industrial Hemp Conference is a multi-stakeholder collaboration focused on building the industrial hemp industry in central North Carolina. This colloquium will provide education and insight related to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 and provide an update on the issuance of regulations and guidance to implement a program for the commercial production of industrial hemp in NC. In addition, observations, insights, and topics discussed by our featured presenters including government officials, scientists, growers, processors, biomass testers, product retailers, and industry trade associations will illuminate critical supply chain issues necessary to guide the building of this industry in NC.

Gateway Research Park is a technological center of activity in the Piedmont Triad. The collaboration between North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) and The University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) was formed to transform intellectual properties into thriving businesses. This unique joint venture moves scientific discoveries from the lab to the market with the support, workspace, and equipment entrepreneurs need to succeed. Through this collision of policy, technology, venture capital, intellectual capital and place, the 2019 Piedmont Triad IH Conference seeks to enlighten and inspire.

Ultimately, this colloquium aims to cultivate aspiring entrepreneurs and to inform the general public regarding emerging enterprises and the potential commercial and economic impacts of this industry on the regional economy.


The 2019 Piedmont Triad Industrial Hemp Conference Pitch Competition

The 2019 Piedmont Triad Industrial Hemp Pitch Competition hosted by The Liberty Atlantic Group, Launch Greensboro – GSO Chamber of Commerce, and East Greensboro NOW - in partnership with Gateway Research Park - will feature (3-4) emerging industrial hemp technology startups vying for a $10,000 prize package that includes a cash award / complementary incubator / lab space for a term tenancy on the beautiful campus of the Gateway Research Park / a guaranteed spot in the Launch Greensboro Capital Connects or Accelerator Program / and a suite of “in-kind” business services provided by our Greensboro partners.

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A Center of Innovation in the Piedmont Triad

Gateway Research Park - host of the 2019 Piedmont Triad Industrial Hemp Conference. 

According to The Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program (August 2019):

It should be no surprise that places with stronger innovation outputs and the firms housed within have stronger economic performance. Gateway Research Park, where collaboration stimulates innovation.     

Sponsorship / Vendor Opportunities

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Conference Agenda

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