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The Center for Innovation-based Manufacturing is actively pursuing research in four main areas as highlighted in the figure below. Examples of Current Work can be found under each area.


    Reserach Areas

The structured development of the Center will be focused around the following five research areas. 

  • Building a foundation for innovation theory and practices (research & scholarship)
  • Supporting the development of emerging technologies at Virginia Tech
  • Partnering with industry to  provide innovative manufacturing solutions
  • Challenging current practices in manufacturing to redefine the future of manufacturing
  • Establish global collaboration with innovation research organizations