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A sampling of research parks in Virginia

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Fontaine Research Park, Charlottesville

  • 54-acre research park adjacent to the University of Virginia campus

  • developed by the University of Virginia Foundation for a variety of uses, including office, laboratory, research & development and medical


    Jefferson Center for Research and Technology, Newport News

  • a 200-acre, high-technology complex adjacent to Jefferson Lab

  • developed by the City of Newport News, in collaboration with the Jefferson Science Associates LLC (formerly Southeastern Universities Research Association) and the College of William and Mary


    University of Virginia Research Park, Charlottesville

  • a 562-acre, 3-million-square-foot, mixed-use development

  • zoned for office, light industry, hotel/conference center, laboratory/medical/pharmaceutical and retail/support commercial uses


    Virginia BioTechnology Research Park, Richmond

  • originally a partnership of Virginia Commonwealth University, the City of Richmond and the Commonwealth of Virginia

  • home to more than 50 biosciences companies, research institutes affiliated with the VCU Medical Center and major state and national medical laboratories and organizations involved with forensics, testing of biotoxins and management of the nation’s organ transplantation process


    Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg

  • home to more than 100 companies engaged in leading-edge research in diverse areas of technology

  • named the 2010 Outstanding Research Park by the Association of University Research Parks


    INNOVATION @ Prince William Technology Park, Prince William County

  • a 1,500-acre public-private partnership (anchored by George Mason University’s life science campus) targeting biotechnology, life science and supporting industries

  • created nearly 2,700 new jobs and brought a total investment of $830 million to Prince William County


    The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Danville

  • drives regional economic growth through strategic research, advanced learning programs, and advanced networking and technology in Southern Virginia

  • Virginia Tech faculty conduct research in the fields of advanced polymers, unmanned systems, sustainable horticulture and forestry, and motorsports/vehicle engineering


    Innovation Research Park @ ODU, Norfolk

  • one of the few research parks in the U.S. to be located on the campus of its research institution

  • home to ODU’s Business Gateway as well as the labs for its research in bioelectrics, facial recognition and modeling and simulation


    Wallops Research Park, Wallops Island

  • 202 acres adjacent to the NASA Wallops Flight Facility and minutes away from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

  • park tenants have access to the NASA aerospace research facilities, including runways of up to 8,750 feet on FAA-towered airfield with NASA-controlled class D and restricted airspace


    Source: Virginia Economic Development Partnership


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