The Research Triangle Park offers its employers and employees an array of opportunities for professional development, community building and environmental stewardship.
Some of these programs are generated internally by the Research Triangle Foundation.
And others are created by the Owners & Tenants Association (O&T) and are aligned with the RTP Foundation’s goals of continuing to foster a spirit of community, sustainability, innovation and collaboration.
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Innovation & Collaboration Programs
Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. To showcase our sum, we want to feature the brightest minds from our region in a series of casual, thematic and insightful speaker events hosted here at our HQ building – under the umbrella of a series called “180°.” Speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large will be called upon to don their finest Chucks and take to the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them.
Innovation in RTP
Innovation in RTP is a free series of monthly talks by leaders from various RTP companies. Connecting large and small companies, topics vary, but focus on the latest innovations and concepts that may benefit employees and companies in the Triangle. Past examples include smart grid technologies, video parsing technologies, social networking, renewable energies, and the local gaming industry, to name a few. Events are hosted at the RTP headquarters and are open to the public.
Triangle Area Research Directors Council (TARDC)
TARDC is an association of scientific and research leaders in the Triangle region who meet for monthly luncheons to network and hear presentations on topics of common interest. TARDC programs have a subsidiary focus on research policy and the environment necessary to support high-impact research. Past speakers include Nobel Prize winners, university chancellors, and leaders in innovation and discovery.
Sustainability Programs & Initiatives
Environment@rtp is a committee of the RTP Owners & Tenants Association to coordinate the management of air, water, waste and wildlife habitat in RTP. The committee also facilitates interaction with city and county officials in the Triangle for water resources, planning for future development and in times of drought. The team shares best practices and helps companies with emission regulations, waste management and electronics recycling.
» Learn more about wildlife management at RTP
SmartCommute@rtp is a joint committee of the RTP transportation management association and the RTP Owners & Tenants Association. The group’s goals are to promote alternate commuting practices to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in RTP and beyond, including coordinating the annual regional SmartCommute Challenge campaign with GoTriangle.
Community Outreach @rtp
Community Outreach @rtp is a committee of the RTP Owners and Tenants Association that organizes RTP employees for volunteer opportunities to benefit the greater Triangle. Since its establishment in 2008, the committee has focused on education and recently launched the RTP Back to School backpack and school supply drive, with the intention of making it an annual event.
Get Connected @rtp events are designed to provide information exchange and networking opportunities for RTP employees. Select forums focus on current issues and topics, with other events planned around social settings enabling employees to mingle with their RTP neighbors.
Security @rtp is a formal committee of the RTP Owners & Tenants Association and the Research Triangle Foundation, comprising security directors and leaders from RTP companies, as well as officers from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The committee meets quarterly to discuss safety issues and share best practices for protecting employees and safeguarding physical and intellectual property of RTP companies. The committee also manages a small tax-funded budget for security, including a Park-wide emergency notification system.
Many RTP companies are building community through participation in sports leagues. Learn more.