Business Development

Growing businesses that matter!

The VTCRC develops a growing, prestigious research park for high-technology companies. In collaboration with Virginia Tech (VT), we advance the research, educational and technology transfer missions of the university by...

  • ...helping to create research relationships between companies at the VTCRC and VT. For example, a tenant company could sponsor research at VT as part of a SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) contract.
  • ...working with faculty to identify student projects that can be done at the VTCRC. For example, MBA students create business plans for VTCRC companies.
  • ...VT KnowledgeWorks, a program that helps create companies based on VT-developed technology and licensed by Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc. (VTIP).


  1. Joe Meredith, Ph.D., VTCRC President and CEO
  2. Dawn Myers, VTCRC Chief Operating Officer
  3. Jim Flowers, Executive Director, VT KnowledgeWorks |
  4. Melissa Vidmar, VTCRC Business Development and Communications Manager | (Assistance with press release distribution and tenant spotlights for web and social media)

Business Brief asks presidents, leaders and CEO's of companies at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) one question... “What key lesson have you learned in business that would help others?”

Entrepreneurship Website
Entrepreneurship is Virginia Tech


Startup Chatups: Discuss your business ideas (free)
Jim Flowers, Director of VT Knowledgeworks 
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VT KnowledgeWorks (additional events)


  1. Center for Innovation and Leadership at Virginia Tech
  2. Research & Innovation at Virginia Tech
  3. Center for Innovation in Learning
  4. Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SMIR/STTR)
  5. SourceLinkVirginia
  6. Yes! Montgomery County Virginia
  7. U.S Small Business Administration
  8. Additional resources with VT Knowledgeworks

Join the VTCRC Community

  • Business assistance
  • Flexible leasing arrangements
  • Customizable office space
  • Fixed commodity structure
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