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Under Armour, NC State sign research agreement

Swatches | February 1, 2023 | By:

Under Armour’s donated equipment inside the Nonwovens Institute on NC State’s Centennial Campus. Photo: NCSU

Athletic apparel brand Under Armour has signed a master research agreement at North Carolina State University in a new partnership aimed at innovation.

Under Armour, based in Baltimore, Md., has opened a center on the campus through a partnership that will see the company invest more than $1 million in research efforts with the university over the next year.

Under Armour employees will work alongside NC State researchers to develop new textiles and materials for the apparel, footwear and accessories industry. Collaborative projects will uncover innovative solutions to support athletes on their journey to compete, while also improving the industry’s environmental impact. In addition, working with researchers in the university’s Wilson College of Textiles, Under Armour will conduct rigorous testing to ensure top fabric performance and endurance.

“The addition of Under Armour on campus will result in meaningful experiences for our faculty and students,” says NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. “Through shared expertise, we look forward to strengthening textiles innovation, improving sustainability and developing future leaders for our industry.”

NC State is a strategic partner for Under Armour’s innovation team because of the university’s strong talent pipeline, highly regarded academic programs and unique location. North Carolina is the epicenter of textile manufacturing in the U.S., and NC State is home to the nation’s leading institutions for nonwovens and textiles.

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