Strategic Partnerships

The Office of Strategic Partnerships (OSP) works to increase and enhance partnerships between state government and North Carolina’s renowned research institutions and philanthropic sector. This includes elevating the State’s internal capacity to use and generate evidence in its policy and programmatic functions.

We work on a wide variety of topics, such as health, economic development, education, the environment, and development of the talent pipeline between the state’s colleges and universities and government agencies. We do this in part by building and enhancing collaborative networks of public officials and research partners. We focus on partnerships that are scalable, sustainable, and develop public, open-source resources.