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We are expanding our reach.
And it’s a gamechanger.
Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus will address society’s most pressing
challenges and educate the next generation of technology pioneers.
When asked by the Commonwealth of Virginia to
support the bid for Amazon’s HQ2, the LINK LICENSE
LAUNCH team led the charge to shape the concept
of the Innovation Campus. Today, the team continues
to drive partnership and innovation efforts – making
a reality Virginia Tech’s goal of creating a global
destination for the tech sector on the east coast.
The Innovation Campus will address society’s most
pressing challenges while educating technology
pioneers to drive prosperity for the next generation.
As a land-grant university for the 21st century,
Virginia Tech is perfectly positioned to deliver on
this promise. Our heritage as the commonwealth’s
leading research land-grant institution and presence
throughout Virginia’s urban and rural communities,
combined with our size and strength in key technical
domains, uniquely equip us to lead the transformation.
Education at the Innovation Campus will span
technical domains at the human-computing frontier
and include artificial intelligence, machine learning,
cybersecurity, data science and analytics, the
Internet of Things, cyber-human systems, computing
systems and networks at scale, distributed and
cloud systems, high-performance computing, and
human-computer interaction. Adjacent programs
will include those at the intersection of humans,
technology, policy, regulation, and ethics.
Virginia Tech’s Innovation Campus is
our opportunity to lead — regionally,
nationally, globally — while also achieving the
commonwealth’s commitment to double the techtalent pipeline, a goal set forth in the proposal that
attracted Amazon to northern Virginia.
Assembling our faculty experts and partners in
a strategic location near the nation’s capital and
leading tech companies, Virginia Tech is ready to
think big and broad and explore the increasingly
blurred boundaries between humans, computers, and
systems. Our approach to technological innovation is
human-centered, meaning the potential impact of the
Innovation Campus is boundless.