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Robert Bailey, BS-Physics 1980
Currently the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER), a regional economic development organization in the Lynchburg, Virginia region that drives the development of innovative products and processes by providing local access to university and federal research and inventions. It targets the growth industries specific to the region and puts university innovations into action through practical implementation in industry. The goal is to increase the competitiveness for core, high wage industries and improve the long-term prospects of existing industrial employers by creating a knowledge-based research hub for the region.formed to develop an industry-focused regional research and development center. The CAER drives the development of innovative products and processes by providing local access to university and federal research and inventions. As part of the CAER, Bob also serves as Director of the SOVA Innovation Center for TV White Space Development. The SOVA Innovation Center focuses on the R&D, commercialization and deployment of TVWS technologies for providing affordable high speed broadband for rural regions. (February 2018)