Friday, September 17, 2010

Tech's CRC Recognized as Nation's Best

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) has selected the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (above) as the 2010 Outstanding Research Park in the United States.

The awards recognize the achievements of outstanding research parks and industry veterans and encourages the development of best practices among research and science parks. "AURP recognizes exceptional leadership in innovation by honoring university research parks, individuals and companies who are driving innovation in their communities," says AURP President Harold Strong.

The Outstanding Research/Science Park Achievement Award recognizes parks that excel in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue. The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (CRC) has developed 120 acres adjacent to the Virginia Tech campus.

There are 27 buildings in the CRC totaling approximately one million square feet. There are more than 140 private companies and research centers in the CRC employing more than 2,200 people. The incubator program, VT KnowledgeWorks, is working with over 50 start-up companies.

(Virginia Tech photo.)

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