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A team dedicated to supporting all aspects of corporate partnerships from research collaborations, to corporate giving, to technology commercialization and start-ups. We are a one stop shop for industry from discovery to market.

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LINK, LICENSE, and LAUNCH offer a full continuum of services to the Virginia Tech community and industry to help partnerships grow and flourish and ensure the discoveries made at the university deliver economic and human impact. We enable platforms and projects large and small. From delivering on the goals of Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus, to be located in Alexandria Virginia, to nurturing Virginia Tech start-ups, we offer a full suite of services under one team.  Our three complementary centers help companies increase talent and research capabilities, commercialize ideas and discoveries, and create cycles of growth and opportunity to serve the VT community, commonwealth and beyond.

Center for Advancing Industry Partnerships

Serves as a gateway to the university to support holistic, strategic industry partnerships. We deliver a market-driven sensibility, expertise, and hands on assistance to ensure firms find what they need at Virginia Tech to meet their talent, research, and charitable goals.

Center for Technology Commercialization

Offers a comprehensive, proactive approach that moves beyond patent filings and paperwork.  We streamline the path to market through value added services and insight - from intellectual property (IP) capture, protection and transition strategies guided by technology and market assessments to business-friendly negotiation and licensing.

Center for New Ventures

Catalyzes start-up formation by working with faculty and graduates students, as well as external parties to shape ideas and discoveries and identify key resources for start-up opportunities that deliver economic benefit and opportunity to the region and beyond.

Blocksburg Summit: Blockchain and Beyond

November 10-12, 2019

Industry professionals, register today for Virginia Tech’s inaugural Blocksburg Summit. This is a dynamic opportunity to hear from blockchain thought leaders. Confirmed speakers include: Hester Peirce, Securities and Exchange Commissioner; Dan Larimer and Lee Schneider; chief technology officer and global general counsel, respectively, for Block.one; and Amy Davine Kim, Chief Policy Officer for the Chamber of Digital Commerce. Speakers continue to be added to the three-day event. Early registration through October 1st, with the deadline to register November 4. 

 

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