The Hampton Roads Research Partnership was created to provide a mechanism for collaborative research leading to technology-based economic development with a consortium consists of seven colleges and universities, two federal laboratories and a research institute. The power to compete with other regions more effectively is enhanced by leveraging existing strengths in carefully selected areas, known as technology clusters. The intended result: substantially increased prosperity for Hampton Roads institutions, companies, and the community at large.
Today's Innovate!HamptonRoads™ is a synergistic collaboration whose goal remains to increase regional prosperity through technology-based economic development.
Innovate!HamptonRoads™ continues to facilitate research efforts among its members and with industry, leveraging state-of-the-art facilities and engaging the intellectual capital of more than 2,000 affiliated scientists and engineers. It’s focus has been expanded to connecting entrepreneurs, ideas and investment through our Technology clusters --- a unique mix of scientific talent, business acumen and existing infrastructure --- fueling an upwards-spiraling cycle of technology transfer and wealth creation.