With a research portfolio nearing $400 million, Virginia Tech is more than just Virginia’s leading research university. We are an economic engine that is fueling growth throughout the commonwealth. Providing research power, intellectual capital, and job creation, Virginia Tech is a catalyst for growth and innovation and a resource to help businesses be more competitive.
The university acts as a catalyst to bring together a community’s resources to support and expand local economic development initiatives through education, faculty expertise, working capital, technology, and other stimulus tools and partnerships.
The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center catalyzes the fertile interface between faculty, university intellectual property, existing businesses, and entrepreneurs. VT Knowledge Works, an onsite technology incubator and business accelerator, provides a high-tech business acceleration environment for helping businesses grow and assists idea-generators with commercialization.
The university stimulates regional economic development by expanding its research portfolio and creating new entities such as the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center has become one of the most powerful examples of Virginia Tech's contributions to regional and statewide economic vitality. The success of the research park helps the region attract new industries and businesses.
TORC, a leading provider of robotic building blocks for developers and integrators of robotic systems, has its headquarters at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center which is home to more than 100 companies engaged in leading-edge research in diverse areas of technology.
Farmers in Southern Virginia and the regional nuclear industry reap the benefits of university research collaborations.
Dr. David G. Schmale III has a passion for teaching and enjoys engaging his students with interesting topics.
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs believes in helping students get comfortable as a part of Virginia Tech.
As chair of the industrial design department, Ed Dorsa, has been with the program almost from the inception.
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