NC COIN Launches New Website

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK & GREENSBORO, N.C. -- NC COIN (North Carolina Center of Innovation Network) has launched its new website,, to provide access to educational and networking resources and showcase its new look designed to highlight the organization’s mission to accelerate ideas, drive business, and establish a culture for growth. Formerly the North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology, NC COIN has changed its name to reflect its true mission, promoting innovative technologies in the areas of biotech, nanobio, agbio, advanced materials and medical devices, all of which use Nanobiological techniques and tools.

“Momentum has been steadily building for more proactive support in bringing together the community of active leaders in biotech, agriculture, and nanotechnology throughout North Carolina,” Joe Magno, COIN executive director said.

The new website debuts COIN’s newly redesigned logo reflecting the organization’s “Start Here” theme in the form of a start button. An energetic color scheme permeates the site to convey an uplifting sense of innovation and possibility.

Fresh content on communicates the many efforts of the organization to connect and unite human, intellectual, and financial resources to help members grow their businesses globally through a targeted focus on networking events, K-12 programs, educational conferences and meaningful seminars. Much of this is done through COIN events including Show-and-Tells, 90 minute events designed to promote networking and cooperation among companies, universities and researchers; Seminars to keep members informed on timely legal issues and relevant topics in accounting, insurance and capital formation; Half and Full Day Conferences where influential speakers cover a wide range of topics such as advanced manufacturing, intellectual property and big data; Conversations with subject matter experts to discuss life sciences and technology topics of interest; and Community Projects such as Centers of Gravity and K-12 after school programs.

“What emerges from our organized conversations isn’t just a set of best practices or updates on the latest advances in the field.  Our goals are more concrete -- we aim to provide resources and opportunities that will drive innovation and move ideas forward,” Magno explained.

“Our new website will also showcase our Founding Members, who are all major players in the ecosystems we are focused on growing” said Karen Shank, COIN’s Director of Business Development adding, “we are a membership supported orgainzation and all of our events and programs center around our member’s needs”.

For more information on membership contact Karen Shank, Director of Business Development at

The North Carolina Center of Innovation Network (COIN) is where conversations take place and connections are made and leveraged to accelerate ideas, drive business, and establish a culture for growth. We engage a diverse community of active leaders in biotech, agriculture, and nanotechnology through sought-after events, corporate connections, and innovative community programming to facilitate the global movement and exchange of ideas, the most powerful catalyst to enabling innovative economic growth in the 21st century. At the center of building momentum @