University/Business Collaboration

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech uses its internationally known faculty, a broad range of research facilities, and a track record of cooperation across disciplines and organizations to help business and public and private groups worldwide address complex problems and respond to opportunities.  

Local businesses have the opportunity to:

  • Participate as a member of an industrial affiliate group and obtain research results on problems common to their industry,
  • sponsor their own research project to address a problem specific to your their business,
  • Use highly specialized Virginia Tech research facilities that are not reasonably available commercially,
  • License and commercialize technologyies development by Virginia Tech researchers.

For more information about collaborating with Virginia Tech, click on one of the links below:

Frequently Asked Questions - Frequently asked questions about working with business and industry

Contact a Research Dean - Businesses interested in collaborating with Virginia Tech should contact the appropriate college research dean who can connect them with faculty doing research relevant to your interests.

Find Research Centers & Labs - List of research centers and labs by areas of research.

Find & License Virginia Tech Intelletual Property - Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (VTIP), an affiliated nonprofit corporation that manages and licenses Virginia Tech intellectual property.

Related Pages:

Virginia Tech Research Expenditures

Questions? Contact us,

MCDED is here to help.

Support Programs


Montgomery County businesses can leverage a wide variety of programs that support their efforts to sustain and grow their business.

For more information, contact:
Montgomery County, VA
Economic Development Dept.
Call: (540) 382-5732
Email: info@yesmontgomeryva.org

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