One of the raps against Amazon is that its sheer size will drive up the…
We now have two new studies on the state of the economy in the region…
VIC announces the completion of a capital ecosystem landscape report of GO Virginia Region 2 and makes recommendations for next steps to improve the pathways for entrepreneurs and high-growth startups to access the capital needed to be successful.
Virginia Tech is conducting more research than ever, but the amount of technology spinning out…
The National Institutes of Health awarded $23 million to a Virginia partnership that includes the…
The Roanoke-Blacksburg region has all the makings of a booming technology ecosystem, with a research…
Industry leading companies and universities must work together to develop students with the right skills…
Four juniors are working together on their class project: building a blockchain program that will…
A economist who has been an adviser to three United Nations secretaries-general and to a…
The Advancement Foundation, in partnership with Vinton, has secured a $200,000 grant to help low-to-moderate…
Thanks to the determination, drive, innovation, and the forward thinking of its citizens Botetourt County…
Jeremy Rifkin gave a public lecture on Feb. 6 covering the global economic crisis, energy…
Local access segment highlighting Regional Entrepreneurship Summit and StarTank. Includes interviews with Meredith Hundley (VIC Program Director) and keynote speaker, Thomas Osha. The segment also includes a piece on the recent Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority-enabled broadband expansion into Bent Mountain.
The Botetourt County Broadband Commission received a report Friday outlining a phased plan for building…
The annual Star Tank entrepreneurship event is back for its fifth year, but what began…
As the longest partial federal government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, it’s being felt…
Sometimes it’s easy to see how the old economy dies and a new one arises:…
As Radford University and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences continue working on a merger,…
The Advancement Foundation in Vinton is looking for entrepreneurs who want to start or expand…
Detroit became the center of the (old) automobile industry because that’s where early auto-tinkerers and…
Landos Biopharma, Inc.,an emerging clinical-stage, biopharmaceutical company focused on developing improved treatments for autoimmune diseases,…
A 2011 survey by Gallup found 77 percent of students in grades 5 through 12 said…
A Chinese electric car company has asked Blacksburg-based Torc Robotics to help develop its line…
This year’s Regional Star Tank Summit will take place Jan. 16-17 and has expanded beyond…
Are you ready to take your existing business to new heights? Do you have an invention…
The state is No. 4 in the magazine’s 13th annual Best States for Business list, up from No. 5 last year.
The new Blacksburg High cybersecurity teacher will help expand the school district’s efforts to interest students in a rapidly growing field.
Especially in Southwest Virginia, where internet access is often problematic, government-backed internet is turning into a bipartisan issue. Some support locality-owned networks, others are in favor of taxpayer-funded subsidies. But few now believe the government should stay out of the internet business.
Ed Champion may not consider himself a scientist, but he does know the heartbreak that comes with the field better than most.
The Roanoke County South Library is believed to be the first in the U.S. to…
1901 Group will add 580 new jobs in Montgomery County with support from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
Virginia Tech announced a new $1 billion campus at Amazon’s HQ2 in Northern Virginia.
The City of Roanoke has been selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) “City Innovation Ecosystem Program” as one of 47 cities to participate in local partnerships to expand America’s innovation economy.
Liberty University announced plans Thursday to build a technology park behind the Center for Energy Research & Education in Bedford County and put its School of Engineering on its Lynchburg campus instead of at the center as originally planned.
Virginia Tech’s Apex Center for Entrepreneurs has won the Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center Award, given by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
Roanoke Time article on VIC’s first event and work to develop the regional capital ecosystem
Greg Feldmann to serve as interim Executive Director and CEO of VIC.
Luna Innovations continued its hot streak Tuesday, announcing the $5 million acquisition of an Atlanta company with a complimentary product offering, according to SEC filings. Micron Optics Inc. specializes in optical components and laser-based measurement technology.
Torc Robotics unveiled a new robotaxi-inspired minivan on Wednesday, as self-driving experts flocked to the town for another autonomous industry conference.
Hollins University is creating a new institute focused on entrepreneurship. The effort, leaders say, will foster creative thinking across all disciplines and help students “transform ideas into innovations.”
Ridge & Valley AUVSI Chapter’s conference Oct. 9-10 focused on exploring the state of unmanned systems technology, education, and research.
The Institute for Entrepreneurial Learning (IEL) at Hollins University will foster creative and innovative thinking and provide students with the resources needed to develop an entrepreneurial outlook across all disciplines, including the social sciences, business, humanities, fine arts, and STEM.
Block.one has quietly moved into its own building in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center as the blockchain startup continues its meteoric rise from nonexistence to a billion-dollar bank account in two years.
The Montgomery County, VA, Department of Economic Development (MCDED) prepared this annual report to showcase the organization’s activities and accomplishments in 2017.
Wednesday’s event was the second demo day for the [Regional Accelerator and Mentorship Program], which is powered by resources from state grants, the city of Roanoke, Virginia Western Community College, the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council and private donors.
Onward Executive Director Charlie Jewell wants the organization look beyond attracting new employers to the region, like it has in the past. He wants the group to become a thought leader around the New River Valley, driving conversations on everything from talent attraction to promoting regional cooperation.
Virginia Tech’s new undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering couldn’t have come at a more pressing time.
As Franklin County works to bring broadband to more areas of the rural locality, it may partner with northern neighbors.
Workiva and KPMG LLP today announced an alliance to provide a strategic offering that will help organizations transform and integrate their risk management, regulatory and financial reporting and compliance processes by using the Workiva Wdesk platform.
From delayed flights to power outages, ice buildup can cost consumers and companies billions of dollars every year in lost efficiency and mechanical breakdown. New research from Virginia Tech, hopes to change that.
While compliance leaders may understand how automation can help their organizations more efficiently respond to shifting regulatory and risk landscapes, more than half of 206 respondents surveyed by KPMG are not yet automating their compliance activities.
A decade ago, the U.S. Census counted 15 people living in Roanoke’s downtown. Now Roanoke is back on the map—The downtown has been revitalized and, for the first time in its history, has 2,000 people living in it.
Novozymes, world leader in biological solutions, and DSM, world leader in animal nutrition, announce the launch of BalanciusTM, a new feed additive for broiler chickens.
As companies attempt to transform their design processes into a model-based systems engineering (MBSE) environment, they often find that the road to transformation is less than smooth.
Throughout the last quarter century, VPT has grown to become a global leader in providing power conversion solutions for avionics, military, space, and industrial applications.
Roanoke-based startup accelerator RAMP is rolling out a new program that aims to help more entrepreneurs hone their startup ideas even if they’re not ready to enroll in business boot camp quite yet.
Onward NRV is partnering with the Roanoke Regional Partnership and the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance to research talent needs with “Project Brain Drain: Talent Attraction and Retention.”
In a recent research project, professor Chris Zobel of the Pamplin College of Business used analytics to develop a new approach to help the Red Cross more effectively pre-position resources that are needed to help open emergency shelters.
Scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute say a gene involved in the body’s sleep cycle is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.
A lot has changed since 1983. Thirty-five years ago, the national average wage index was $15,239. The Betacam was revolutionizing video. And the Roanoke Region’s economic landscape looked far more like its past than its future.
The Ridge & Valley chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host their second annual conference on October 9-10 in Blacksburg, VA to explore the state of unmanned systems technology, education, and research.
Virginia Tech is enhancing its research environment with an innovative, discovery-to-market approach to industry partnerships, commercializing technology, and supporting start-ups.
As one of the most well-respected retirement and continuing care communities in Virginia, the Masonic Home of Virginia strives to maintain an exceptional quality of life for residents.
Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has received a new five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
Researchers at North Dakota State University test printability, shape fidelity and cell viability of sodium alginate with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) used in 3D bio-printing.
How do you do laundry on a nine-month trip to Mars? Answer: You don’t.
The Small Business Development Center will expand with the recent approval of $85,000 in state and local funding. Half of the money will come from state funding, while local governments will pitch in to cover the rest.
Luna Innovations Incorporated, a global leader in advanced optical technology, was recognized as an Evolutionary Technology Supplier by Lockheed Martin in an August 22, 2018 invitation-only supplier summit.
Our CELLINK LAMININ SERIES consists of five tissue-specific bioinks that have been developed for improving maintenance and survival of tissue.
Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) have found evidence that may disrupt conventional understanding about how electrical activity travels in the heart.
TECHLAB®, Inc. announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA 510(k) clearance to market the H. PYLORI QUIK CHEK™ and the H. PYLORI CHEK™ tests.
At VPT we are constantly developing new and innovative power conversion solutions for use in avionics, military, space, and industrial applications.
We have released the latest version of the feature-packed HeartOS software for Bio X.
Add another name to your list of hot spots in Virginia’s New River Valley, because Eastern Divide Brewing arrives in Blacksburg in Spring 2019.
The Montgomery County, VA Department of Economic Development (MCDED) prepared this annual report to showcase the organization’s activities and accomplishments in 2017.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has pushed through legislation to make $6 million available to federally certified drone test sites, including Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership. The program, which launched at seven sites across the U.S. in 2013, has so far not come with government funding. Instead, the test sites have paid for research largely through contracts with private partners.
Luna Innovations Incorporated today announced it has closed on the divestiture of its Optoelectronic Solutions business to OSI Optoelectronics, Inc. a subsidiary of OSI Systems, Inc. for up to $18.5 million.
The world is in need of some good news. Here’s what we can offer today: Our local governments get along pretty well. In fact, our part of the state might actually be something of a model for the rest of it.
Block.one, publisher of the EOSIO blockchain protocol announced today that world-renowned venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has invested in the company, along with other notable investors Bitmain, Louis Bacon, and Alan Howard.
FoxGuard Solutions, Inc. is working with the NNCCoE in Gathersburg, MD on their Energy Sector Asset Management (ESAM) Project and Use Case to develop practical, inter operable cybersecurity approaches.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership today announced the acceptance of a Montgomery County company, FoxGuard Solutions, into its two-year Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) program.
Landos Biopharma, Inc. announced today that the first healthy subjects have been dosed in a Phase 1 clinical study of BT-11, a first-in-class, orally-administered, molecule targeting the LANCL2 pathway.
A little more than a week ago, I had the honor of presenting an update on the Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority’s (RVBA) progress to the Governor’s Broadband Advisory Council.
Following the rollout of its Asimov self-driving car system exactly one year ago today, and “human-like” public demos at CES in January, Torc is nearly doubling the size of its team and continues to expand the project.
Foot Levelers, the world’s leading provider of custom orthotics, is excited to announce the launch of its newest custom orthotic, the Elite Comfort.
Job seekers, you don’t have to look any further than the Roanoke Region to find the perfect fit. A report in USA Today notes that Roanoke is one of the best metro job markets in 2018.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Magnets USA will invest $1.5 Million in Roanoke County operation.
FoxGuard Solutions, Inc., a leading technology company developing customized cyber security, compliance and industrial computing solutions, has received the ISO Certification for Information Security Management Systems, ISO 27001:2013.
We don’t just share the road with other vehicles. We share the road with people as they walk, run and bike to their destinations.
Aeroprobe Corporation is introducing what may be the world’s smallest multi-hole probe to its product line. The new seven-hole probe, with a tip diameter of only 0.7 mm, is the latest addition to the company’s line of flow measurement products.
Block.one, publisher of the ground-breaking EOSIO blockchain protocol, kicked off the EOS Global Hackathon series in Hong Kong this weekend, with its EOS VC business unit awarding US$144,000 in prizes to winners at the iconic Kai Tak Cruise Terminal in Victoria Harbour.
Torc Robotics today announced that it recently obtained a permit for autonomous testing of self-driving cars in California, joining 50+ other firms.
Governor Ralph Northam announced nearly $2.7 million in funding in support of 34 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards. Of the 34 projects, two were awarded to companies and three to a university in Montgomery County.
Landos Biopharma, Inc. presented findings from mechanisms of action studies for its lead candidate, BT-11 in models of Crohn’s disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) at Digestive Disease Week 2018.
Block.one, publisher of the EOSIO blockchain protocol, and SVK Crypto, an industry-leading investor in blockchain technologies, announced today that they have partnered to launch a fund to accelerate the growth EOSIO blockchain ecosystem.
With the help of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Onward New River Valley completed a familiarization tour for three site consultants, which focused on the theme “Automotive and Automated.”
FoxGuard Solutions, Inc. recently released its new Sentrigard Security Platform. Industrial Control Systems are the critical infrastructure for the health and success of critical operations.
The third floor of downtown’s Gill Memorial Building was still a blank canvas last week, as a second cohort of businesses moved into Roanoke’s publicly funded startup accelerator program.
We are amid a time of monumental importance for space technology and exploration.
Those who live in Blacksburg, Virginia, know that winter weather often happens in waves and there are a handful of significant snowfalls per year.
Vitech released the latest version of its powerful systems engineering software tool with GENESYS™ 6.0.
R&K Solutions, the leader in real property, facilities services, data collection and software solutions, is proud to announce that GoRPM Software as a Service (SaaS) has achieved “FedRAMP Ready” status.
As a leading provider of microencapsulation/encapsulation technologies, Maxx Performance has announced that the palm oil products it supplies to customers throughout the U.S. and around the world are certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
As the demand for 4k content grows and with the promise of 8k resolution on the horizon, the new line is engineered for high-bandwidth, low-signal-loss enabling quick and frequent camera movement, with compatible cables that can transport three camera signals in one location.
Mahindra Group, one of the world’s largest farm equipment production companies, is expanding to Virginia’s New River Valley with an office at the VTCRC.
Aeroprobe Corporation is expanding its line of probes with the addition of a Heated & Drained Pitot-Static probe for applications where environmental factors like ice and rain are an issue.
Torc’s automated and driverless technology is driving and thriving in the New River Valley.
HyperGen Inc., a leading provider of PeopleSoft Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and IT Managed Services and Solutions, announced today that it has become a Solutions Partner for Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc. (CIIS).
After more than a decade of research and development, Aeroprobe Corporation announced MELD, its proprietary manufacturing technology, is moving into a new phase of commercialization.
Apple’s slogan used to be “think different.” All tech companies prize “innovation.” Here’s a perfect opportunity to put that into practice.
TECHLAB®, Inc., today announced its products meet the updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile from The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
William Wingfield, a senior consultant for R&K Solutions, recently joined the board of OSCRE International, formerly known as the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate.
The Roanoke Valley Broadband Authority is inviting all businesses in Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the City of Salem to take an Internet and Data Transport Needs Assessment Survey.
Carilion’s Jefferson College of Health Sciences will be merging into Radford University’s programs. The full implications of this may not be clear for another decade, but it’s clear enough that this is one of those out-of-the-blue announcements that rearranges our economic landscape.
Montgomery County Company Selected to Participate in Virginia’s VALET Program.
Over the course of five days in late February and early March, a scout put 600 miles on his vehicle as he drove around the Roanoke Valley, looking things over and asking random people what they liked about living here.
TECHLAB®, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of rapid non-invasive diagnostic tests for gastrointestinal diseases, today announced that it received USDA establishment and product licenses for GIARDIA VET CHEK™.
Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to improve the quality of your baked goods using less salt, Maxx invites you to think again.
Many nutrient supplements and medications critical to animal health are sensitive to the acidic environments of the early digestive tract.
The fund is designed to catapult the startups taking root around Blacksburg’s and Roanoke’s so-called innovation corridor.
Clearly, more and more consumers are seeking the benefits of “good bacteria”. And while the focus is on developing probiotics for human consumption, these beneficial microorganisms have been used for decades to improve gut health in farm animals.
The State of Washington recently selected R&K Solutions to implement its GoRPM® geospatial solution as the real property system of record for all state agencies, boards, commissions and institutions of higher education.
High salt, sodium chloride (NaCl), intake has been linked with diseases and strokes.
A CEO at a California-based company tells the story of working with Maxx on a moisture pickup problem – and encapsulates the value we bring to every manufacturing challenge.