Regional Research Connections

We support the Economic Development office's projects targeted on the Chesapeake Bay, high technology clusters in Hampton Roads, the City of Portmouth's Worldclass Maritime Center project, outreach efforts with the City of Petersburg, and a variety of initiatives in the Greater Williamsburg Area.

We have close working relationships with the Hampton Roads Research Partnership, the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance, the Hampton Roads Technology Council, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.  

We are particularly interested in the expansion of high-technology clusters in Hampton Roads in the areas of sensors, modeling and simulation, and bioscience.   We have many excellent research capabilities at William and Mary, and we would welcome the chance to link your company to our faculty. But we are also very familiar with the capabilities at other universities and federal facilities in our area, and we are ready to help you find the appropriate contacts throughout Hampton Roads.