About IESImprove Processes. Enhance Performance. Drive Results.
Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is the engineering-based, solutions-driven, client-focused unit of NC State University. Our broad portfolio and deep industry expertise help organizations grow, innovate and prosper. Our extensive partnerships with business, industry, education and government generate a unique culture of collaboration that provides access to cutting-edge expertise, research, and technology.
IES helps North Carolina businesses:
- Educational and research institutions
- Healthcare and pharmaceutical companies
- Aerospace and energy industries
- Government and public sectors
- Defense contractors and entrepreneurs
- Access to industry experts
- Referrals and networking
- Technical assistance
- Business assessments
- Training and education
- Innovative technologies
IES administers the National Institute of Science and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) for North Carolina (NCMEP), the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center, the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NCDIDI), the North Carolina Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (NC DMCSP), the NC State University Minerals Research Lab, North Carolina Awards for Excellence (NCAfE), and the Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC) supply chain database and website.
IES partners with business and industry to transfer knowledge and support next-generation technologies.
We will be the state-wide leader in driving economic growth by delivering technology-driven solutions, providing educational services and leveraging our expertise and innovative partnerships.
Integrity: Do the right thing – always!
Innovative Solutions: We foster creative talent to deliver high impact solutions to drive success.
Customer first: We uphold a culture of exceptional service.
Pursuit of Excellence: We partner to achieve measurable economic impacts for North Carolina and beyond.
We serve clients at every level of their organization, no matter what the challenge. We focus on delivering practical and enduring results and equipping our clients to grow and lead.
IES began making an impact on North Carolina’s economy sixty years ago by promoting the idea that research and experimental ventures with industries could help the state’s businesses achieve economic success. We continue to turn that idea into reality, and the results are notable. Since 2000, IES-led NCMEP has created $2.9 billion in added income to the North Carolina economy.
Leverage Our Sixty Years of Experience.
IES serves diverse clients in a multitude of industries ranging from small-to medium-sized manufacturing organizations, hospitals, education and research institutions, military and public sector.
Established in 1955 to help North Carolina industries grow and prosper, IES has been guiding businesses toward success for sixty years. Our leading experts and industry specialists engineer solutions to increase productivity, promote growth and enhance performance.
Discover Our Complete Set of Solutions.
We engineer success for businesses one solution at a time by understanding our partners, crafting meaningful and sustainable solutions, and inspiring continuous learning. Through our tailored programs and research-based, time-tested methodologies, we provide solutions to assist in strategic direction, improve performance and processes and address top line growth. We collaborate with clients to develop and implement comprehensive solutions across:
- Continuous Improvement
- Environment and Energy
- Evaluation and Assessment
- Growth and Innovation
- Health and Safety
- Instructional Design
- Leadership and Organizational Development
- Professional Development
Why Partner With IES?
- We are an accountable partner with a passion for customer service
- You gain access to solutions that will help you improve competitiveness, increase market share and shorten time to market
- Our people are innovative, creative problem solvers who drive results
- We listen to you and offer flexible solutions to meet your needs
Organizations that work with us realize bottom line results including cost savings, optimized resource use and improved operational efficiencies.