A regenerative medicine institute located in the heart of Downtown Winston-Salem at Innovation Quarter is set to receive $15 million in federal investment. The Piedmont Triad Regenerative Medicine Engine, which is also the world’s largest regenerative medicine research facility located in Winston-Salem, is among the first awardees to receive this new NSF Engines award.
The institute is in partnership with three academic partners located in the Triad including NC Agricultural and Technical State University, Winston Salem State University, and Forsyth Technical Community College.
First Lady Jill Biden and Director of the US National Science Foundation Sethuraman Panchanathan chose Winston-Salem to make the announcement. They stopped at Forsyth Technical Community College to announce two NSF Regional Innovation Engine awardees in NC.
Over the next decade, The Piedmont Triad Regenerative Medicine Engine will use the funds to create and scale breakthrough clinical therapies. Its goal is to also help amplify the local workforce and reduce disparities for underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
The institute isn’t the only one to receive the $15 million award. The North Carolina Sustainable Textiles Innovation Engine, located in the western part of the state, also received a grant.