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About the Office of Research and Innovation

Virginia Tech researcher Richard Bishop continues to develop autonomous technologies to assess and predict the safety of underground mines. This work also provides opportunities for mining and minerals engineering students to gain hands-on experience in new technologies. Photo by Richard Bishop for Virginia Tech.

With campuses in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. metro area, Virginia Tech’s research enterprise encompasses almost $600 million in annual research expenditures.

The Office of Research and Innovation provides services and support that help faculty, staff, and students from across nine colleges and seven research institutes, plan, perform, and commercialize groundbreaking research. The university has identified areas of growth called Research Frontiers bringing together diverse expertise that transcends traditional discipline boundaries. In partnership with industry, government, and foundations, these focus areas address emerging challenges and opportunities that seek to improve the human condition and create a better world for all.