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Virginia Tech research answers society’s grand challenges, invents technologies and products, and adds to the world’s intellectual capital.

With our partners in industry, government, and philanthropy, we bridge the continuum between curiosity and commercialization. Along the way, we enrich quality of life and provide a healthy, secure future for the nation and the world.

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Research facts

  • More than $531 million in research expenditures
  • 21 faculty members who belong to the prestigious National Academies, which advance the pursuit of science, engineering and medicine

Undergraduate research

Virginia Tech’s goal is to give every undergraduate student who wants to conduct research the opportunity to do so. The Office of Undergraduate Research helps students gain authentic research experience in all areas of scholarship, promotes dissemination of student research, and provides data and programmatic support for grant-sponsored undergraduate research programs.

Research Institutes and university research centers

Thousands of researchers at Virginia Tech work together through the Research Institutes of Virginia Tech, as well as hundreds of centers and laboratory groups.

The Research Institutes of Virginia Tech enhance the university’s ability to address large-scale research opportunities by crossing traditional disciplinary and college lines. The institutes provide clients access to world-class expertise across many disciplines and to the scientific and technical capability of specially equipped, advanced laboratories.



LINK, LICENSE, and LAUNCH offer 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. They enable platforms and projects large and small.

From delivering on the goals of Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus, to nurturing Virginia Tech start-ups, LINK, LICENSE, and LAUNCH offer a full suite of services under one team.  LINK, LICENSE, and LAUNCH's three complementary centers help companies increase talent and research capabilities, commercialize ideas and discoveries, and create cycles of growth and opportunity to serve the Virginia Tech community, commonwealth and beyond.