VT-ARC received a multi-year, multi-million dollar award to assist the Air Force with Basic Research Innovation and Collaboration
The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC), a private, non-profit corporation affiliated with Virginia Tech, was awarded a five-year Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to enhance innovation and collaboration within the Air Force’s basic research program.
As the Partnership Intermediary, VT-ARC will enhance the connections between the Air Force, academia, industry and other government agencies to identify and exploit basic research opportunities that will impact the future Air Force. VT-ARC will provide an innovative collaborative environment, integrate emerging collaborative technologies, and provide neutral facilitation to bring together the right mix of academia, industry and government to address challenging Air Force problems. VT-ARC’s Collaboration, Outreach, Research, and Experimentation (CORE) Lab will embody the people, services, and activities for government, industry, and academia and other PIA partners, to meet and work in collaborative teams, workshops, and forums. This partnership will enhance the technology transition and transfer of Air Force basic Research results and support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) efforts to develop and attract the next generation of scientists and engineers in critical Air Force research areas.
“We are extremely pleased that the Air Force Office of Scientific Research has selected VT-ARC as its innovation and collaboration partner. VT-ARC, as the ‘Portal to the Power of Virginia Tech’ will provide dynamic, innovative collaboration support across AFOSR’s basic research initiatives,” said Thomas M. McNamara, Jr, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The Partnership Intermediary Agreement will be led by Mr. Tony Vanchieri, Director, CORELab. For more information about CORELab and the collaborative partnership, contact Mr. Vanchieri.