HRIC has focused on two primary focus areas for its efforts to enhance regional technology presence;
1) Foundation for Innovation, a program to help guide technology firms through the region’s ecosystem elements, ensuring that tech firms are aware of resources, then improve their ability to access those resources.
2) Creating a true community of technology minded people and organizations to advance our region economically. Toward that, HRIC will create a series of events throughout the year, helping technologists and tech companies advance. The culminating event will be it’s annual Tech Expo/Tech Night Awards Banquet with partner ODU’s Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Dan Bell, president of HRIC states: “Every region that focuses on technology and innovation needs a tech council to help connect the dots. HRIC’s efforts are intended to maximize efforts and attract interest in Hampton Roads as a technology zone. Foundation for Innovation is a bonding program helping lift the efforts of participating companies and our Tech Day/Tech Night with Awards is a celebration of the region’s activity and success. There’s been a great deal of talk about ecosystems, but it’s time to create a functioning model that tech firms can leverage to help them grow.”
Another member organization joining the productive ecosystem effort is the Governor’s School of Science and Technology.
Expanding its vision and embarking on a bold new mission, the Governor’s School for Science and Technology is in transformation to a new Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship-based education model.
The Governor’s School has embodied this concept and has prepared to assume an innovative new role serving start-up, emerging, and established companies and organizations in Hampton Roads. By creating innovative collaborative partnerships, employing faculty mentors with broad research and engineering experience, and utilizing state-of-the-art scientific research and engineering lab facilities, the Governor’s School can provide to HRIC members and others in-house or out-sourced R&D and engineering project fulfilment.
For more information, visit our website: https://nhrec.org/gsst.
The Governor’s School for Science and Technology
520 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Ms. Vikki L. Wismer, Director
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