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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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Together, our team ensures breakthroughs break through



Center for Advancing Partnerships

Serves as a gateway to the university to support holistic, strategic industry partnerships. We deliver market-driven sensibility and expertise.

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We know you value inclusion and diversity as much as we do.

While we’ve committed tremendous resources over the years to developing programs and initiatives in this space, we’ve never before captured these efforts in one place to see how far we’ve come and how far we might go— together alongside our visionary industry partners.

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You're trying to change the world.  So are we.  Let's do it together. 


Our team offers 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.