The Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) was founded to help establish, attract and expand biomanufacturing in North Carolina and thus drive innovation and job creation. BTEC is located on NC State University's Centennial Campus in Raleigh. It operates two facilities: the 82,500-gross-square-foot main building opened in 2007 and the 5,000-gross-square-foot BTEC Annex which includes an isolated BL2-LS laboratory. The two facilities feature more than $15 million of industry-standard equipment for cell growth and expression, recovery, purification, and aseptic filling. The pilot-scale suite simulates a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) environment to facilitate hands-on training while meeting regulatory expectations. Undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals come to BTEC for hands-on learning with the latest biomanufacturing technologies. In addition to training current and future industry professionals, BTEC faculty and staff conduct bioprocess research and provide contract services, including process development and equipment testing. Representing NC State University, BTEC is an active participant in the NIIMBL consortium.