The intentional small town living in the New River Valley is juxtaposed with a sophisticated culture of research and innovation due to several major universities (Virginia Tech and Radford University) and the array of private companies that pride themselves on innovative practices.
Virginia Tech is a global research university located here in the New River Valley in Blacksburg, VA. With $515 million in annual research expenditures (FY 2016), the 7 Research Institutes of Virginia Tech enhance the university’s ability to address large scale research opportunities by crossing traditional disciplinary and college lines. Learn more about Virginia Tech’s commitment to achieving excellence.
The Small Business Innovation Research (or SBIR) program is a United States Government program, coordinated by the Small Business Administration, intended to help certain small businesses conduct research and development (R&D). Funding takes the form of contracts or grants.