Virginia Tech Technology Transfer

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

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The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) offers a number of free and confidential services and resources to help companies large and small. We welcome the opportunity to provide direct assistance to companies interested in starting, expanding or relocating a business in Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Contact us today!