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Blueprint for Economic Development

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Idea Fusion

Our philosophy is simple: Knowledge should be productive.

Research-driven solutions that make sound business sense.

Our world-class researchers are partnering with business, industry, government and investment leaders to create answers for society's most pressing challenges.

We've brought together the key components for success: Expertise, cross-discipline collaboration, public and private funding, partnerships, facilities and experience.

Our research teams generate $88 million in annual funding through more than 400 ongoing projects. We've already made groundbreaking advances in modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, maritime health and systems, alternative energies and nanotechnologies, with more to come.

The result? Nearly $1 billion in annual impact to the regional economy - a number that continues to grow.

The Idea Fusion Community is ODU's commitment to

  • Attracting top talent
  • Nurturing investment and business startups
  • Generating high-paying jobs
  • Improving the quality of life for Hampton Roads and all of Virginia

We've barely begun to scratch the surface.

Join us.

- John R. Broderick, President