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University Research Parks

University research parks offer private companies opportunities for co-location and cooperative relationships with major Virginia universities.

Innovation Research Park @ ODU

Innovation Research Park @ ODU is located in the 75-acre, mixed-use University Village on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. As one of the only research parks in the nation to be located on the campus of its research institution, it sits at the heart of ODU's intellectual capital, research infrastructure, and student and faculty talent.

INNOVATION @ Prince William

A 1,500-acre business and technology park targeting biotechnology, life science, and supporting industries. Anchored by George Mason University’s life science campus, Innovation Technology Park has grown since its inception in 1992 to become home to biotech industry leaders. This unique public-private partnership has evolved into a unique "university-centered” model for economic development within Prince William County, resulting in the creation of nearly 2,700 new jobs and a total investment in the county of over $830 million.

The Institute for Advance Learning and Research

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) is driving regional economic growth through strategic research, advanced learning programs, and advanced networking and technology in Southside Virginia. At the IALR research centers, Virginia Tech faculty conduct research in the fields of advanced polymers, unmanned systems, sustainable horticulture and forestry, and motorsports/vehicle engineering. IALR research centers are designed to attract small and mid-sized companies that desire access to the expertise they offer. Additionally, each research center provides graduate and undergraduate educational opportunities uniquely focused on their current research with academic partners, Averett University and Danville Community College.

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab)

As a world-class research facility, Jefferson Lab is a valued partner to the local, regional and national education community. Jefferson Lab's long-term commitment to science education focuses on increasing the number and quality of undergraduate and graduate students who complete degrees in science; strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females; and addressing the serious under representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers.

University of Virginia Research Park

The University of Virginia Research Park is a 562-acre, 3-million-square-foot, fully master-planned, mixed-use development zoned for office, light industry, hotel/conference center, laboratory/medical/pharmaceutical, and retail/support commercial uses. In designing the Park, the University of Virginia Foundation developed plans for a people-oriented corporate village to meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s businesses in a setting of unmatched natural beauty. The Park represents an evolution in development planning, uniting the harmony and community of Jefferson’s Academical Village with a fully functioning office and research environment.

Virginia Biotechnology Research Park

The Virginia BioTechnology Research Park is located in Richmond, Virginia. The Park is home to 60 life science companies, research institutes and state/federal labs, employing over 2,200 scientists, engineers and researchers. The Park has an incubator facility, the Virginia Biotechnology Center, that has facilitated the formation of approximately 70 bioscience companies opening, including three publicly-traded graduates. In addition, the Virginia Biosciences Commercialization Center was formed to assist later-stage companies with products and services that are closer to market, and to serve as a "soft landing” center to foreign bioscience companies looking to enter U.S. markets.

Virginia Tech Carilion

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is managed by Virginia Tech in close collaboration with Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. The Research Institute will be a premier institute of interdisciplinary and translational research within the medical sciences, will facilitate discovery-based medical education and will work to sustain the Virginia Tech-Carilion partnership as the Carilion Clinic develops into a research-empowered provider of health care services. Potential target areas for research emphasis will align with areas of strength and active research programs at Virginia Tech, including inflammation, infectious disease, neuroscience and cardiovascular science and cardiology.

Virginia Tech Corporate Research Park

The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center is home to over 100 companies engaged in leading-edge research in diverse areas of technology. Its mission is to develop a growing, prestigious research park for high-technology companies. Concurrently, the CRC will, in collaboration with the university, advance the research, educational, and technology transfer missions of Virginia Tech (VT).

Private Institutions

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia  Research Campus

The Janelia Research Campus houses a world-class research center where scientists from many disciplines gather to collaborate closely, in small teams, on some of science's most challenging problems. The Janelia Farm complex includes a large laboratory building, conference facilities, and housing, all designed to blend into the natural surroundings of the site. The planning for both the scientific program and the campus facilities was intertwined, with each part overlapping and influencing the other.

SRI International, Center for Advanced Drug Research (CADRE)

Located at SRI Shenandoah Valley in Harrisonburg, Virginia, CADRE's mission is to advance the state of the art to improve the productivity of the pharmaceutical industry, help our nation respond to biothreats, and develop life-saving treatments for neglected and orphan diseases. CADRE's goal is the creation of new diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines for infectious and neglected diseases, and for biodefense. The Center combines SRI's well-established expertise in drug discovery, computational biology, and preclinical development with a new proteomic laboratory to develop these solutions



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