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The research park’s 227 companies are a direct pipeline to recruit talent and build experiences for students at Virginia Tech. The designers, scientists, and entrepreneurs in our community offer real-world environments that ignite the minds of our future industry disruptors and elevate mutually beneficial opportunities.

Internship positions attract significant interest from a deep talent pool here at the park, like Exelaration who has the #3 Tech & Engineering internship program in the country. Exelaration assembles diverse teams of undergraduate software engineers to complete real client projects under the guidance of expert technologists. They develop software and grow their skills programming languages like C#, .NET, Java, Python, and Ruby, and learn Agile software development practices, test-driven development principles, and professional workplace habits.

By employing student interns, the VTCRC provides significant potential to recruit full-time employees after graduation. And our future game changers benefit by learning workplace culture and adapting classroom learning into real-world projects.

If your company would like to become part of our community and access to a top-notch talent pool, contact us today.

About VTCRC:

The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center is an integral part of Virginia’s innovation ecosystem. Located a stone’s throw from Virginia Tech, one of the nation’s premier research universities, VTCRC is where bold thinkers turn big ideas into world-changing realities. VTCRC features flexible-lease wet and dry research labs, modern offices, and coworking space, all with top-tier amenities.

Nestled in the beautiful New River Valley, the VTCRC ecosystem exists alongside an affordable cost of living, high-quality education systems, and modern healthcare facilities. It’s no wonder VTCRC is leading the way in biotech, autonomous tech, software, and aerospace. Because VTCRC is adjacent to Virginia Tech, companies have access to an elite talent pool of students, faculty, and staff and university resources.

What sets VTCRC apart is its commitment to collaboration as the driving force behind innovation. Entrepreneurs, startups, and seed companies who become part of the innovation ecosystem have access to a rich environment of resources to take their ideas from lab to market. From Virginia Tech’s Link + License + Launch, to the Roanoke Regional Accelerator Program, to a national STEM research accelerator, VTCRC connects researchers with investors and business experts to disrupt markets and improve lives.