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.

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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