UNC Foundation 

The UNC Foundation is dedicated to the advancement of Socially Beneficial Research, Education, and Advocacy through the implementation of hard and soft technologies. Both hard and soft technologies are a socio-cultural phenomenon used to solve societal problems and produce beneficial outcomes for humanity. 

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collaboration articleHard Technologies focus on the skills, tools, and innovations that are employed by people to alter, accommodate, and influence nature in support of human health, social harmony, and global ecology. 

The UNC Foundation supports research and development of hard technologies in the biomedical, engineering, and horticulture fields. The hard technology programs currently sponsored by the Foundation are: 

  • King Technology Ventures (KTV), which promotes prototype research and development linked to the biomedical and engineering fields.

(link to KTV page

  • Asian Medicinal Botanicals (AMB), which promotes research into local small-scale, sustainable, and ecologically sound farming of Asian medicinal herbs.

(link to AMB page

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girl with treeSoft Technologies are concerned with human and social factors that facilitate human flexibility, encourage human initiatives, and emphasize human needs through research and education. 

The UNC Foundation supports soft technologies dedicated to providing a collaborative hub for innovative research and advocacy in the realms of lifestyle, health, and resilience for individuals and communities. The soft technology education and research programs currently sponsored by the UNC Foundation fall under the program heading of:

Enhancement of Community and Individual Resilience, which operates as a joint collaboration with LifeWiseU and LiveLifeResources. The programs promote research and advocacy for the empowerment of people and communities in becoming more resilient through integrative approaches to food, nutrition, and lifestyle wellness.  (link to LifeWiseU)

KING TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

  • King Technology Ventures

    King Technology Ventures (KTV)* is a program designed to benefit society by promoting the transformation of cutting-edge technological research into practical and marketable devices in general and the healthcare community in particular. KTV represents a substantial commitment on the part of the Foundation to support basic socially beneficial research, product prototype development, and the initial start-up requirements of the entrepreneurial business community. KTV has a 100% success rate in the incubation of biomedical device companies from concept, to initial prototype development, to company incorporation, and company independence. These companies are: 

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ASIAN MEDICINAL BOTANICALS

  • Asian Medicinal Botanicals

    Asian Medicinal Botanicals (AMB) is a program designed to benefit society by promoting research in the area of traditional Asian and Chinese herbal medicine. Asian medicine embraces acupuncture, herbology, and a variety of body-oriented therapies. AMB is an outgrowth of the University of Northern California Community Acupuncture Clinic. Through the Clinic, the UNC Foundation has a twenty-five-year history in supporting acupuncture and Asian medicine research and practice. 

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ENHANCEMENT OF COMMUNITY AND INDIVIDUAL RESILIENCE

  • Enhancement of Community and Individual Resilience

    Soft Technologies are concerned with human and social factors that facilitate human flexibility, encourage human initiatives, and emphasize human needs through research and education.  The UNC Foundation supports soft technologies dedicated to providing a collaborative hub for innovative research and advocacy in the realms of lifestyle, health, and resilience for individuals and communities. The soft technology education and research programs currently sponsored by the UNC Foundation fall under the program heading of: 

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