The CAER carries out its mission through three major strategies:

  • Innovation – a new or improved process, product or method that creates value
  • Collaboration – working together towards the common goal of creating value
  • Education – developing the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to create value
  • Strategy: Innovation
    • Research Agreements with Universities
    • R&D Funding
    • Project Management
  • Strategy: Collaboration
    • Supporting the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and regional TBED activities
    • Develop and support regional technology clusters
    • Collaborative planning, project and program management
  • Strategy: Education
    • Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program – UVA, VT, GMU, ODU, VCU, VSU
    • Local science & engineering programs
    • Research experiences for students
    • Professional Development for scientists and engineers