The Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation (VT-ARC) provides the contracting linkage between EU partners and Virginia Tech, namely Virginia Tech’s Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) and National Centre for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NanoEarth). VT-ARC’s technical representative on this project will be Dr. Matthew Hull. Dr. Hull will advise the NanoFabNet team regarding sustainable nanotechnology entrepreneurship and facilitate linkages with US partners.
VT-ARC. VT-ARC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit R&D organisation affiliated with Virginia Tech. VT-ARC specializes in applied research, translational research, technical services and commercialisation efforts that extend the brand and impact of Virginia Tech, while serving government and industry alike.
Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech offers about 280 undergraduate and graduate majors to more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and manages a research portfolio of more than $531 million. Virginia Tech has a 2,600-acre main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia; a significant presence across the commonwealth, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia, the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke, and sites in Newport News and Richmond; educational and research facilities across the state; a study-abroad site in Switzerland; and a 1,800-acre agriculture research farm near the main campus.
ICTAS. The Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) is one of six research institutes at Virginia Tech. ICTAS leverages strategic investments to forge partnerships across disciplinary boundaries and catalyse discovery at the intersections of engineering, the humanities, and the physical, life, and social sciences. ICTAS also helps build international research partnerships.
NanoEarth. The National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure is a node of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), an NSF-funded network of 16 centres spread throughout the United States serving as user facilities for cutting edge nanotechnology research. NanoEarth is part of Virginia Tech's ICTAS.
Contributions to NanoFabNet
Home of the US National Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology Infrastructure (VT-NanoEarth), Virginia Tech is responsible for establishing strong ties with the US Research Agenda in sustainable Nanofabrication. It will also assist in leveraging community support and funding a USA-launch of the NanoFabNet hub.