2017 VTKW Sponsor Showcase: BAE Systems

Thank you, BAE Systems, for sponsoring VT KnowledgeWorks including the 2017 Global Partnership Event!

BAE systems

Headquartered in Radford, Virginia, BAE Systems Ordnance Systems Inc. (OSI) operates the Holston and Radford Army plants in support of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial requirements. In addition to production, OSI provides a host of ammunition-related services, including modernization program management, inventory management, and energetics research and development. Holston Army Ammunition Plant is a key source for U.S. DoD high explosives.

Their portfolio product mix includes RDXs, HMXs, IMXs, and PBXs. Radford Army Ammunition Plant is a key source for high-volume U.S. DoD Nitrocellulose/Propellants. Their portfolio product mix includes Nitrocellulose, single-base propellants, multi-base propellants, and rocket propellants. OSI is an innovation leader in next generation explosives and propellants development through its robust IR&D program. OSI is an active supporter of U.S. DoD and commercial product development through a wide variety of CRAD programs. In addition, OSI has provided total program management for all modernization projects conducted at its two ammunition plants. This extensive program includes modernization planning, project management, design, construction, and prove-out of a wide variety of projects.

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Event offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Washington, D.C., and Roanoke-Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. The Global Partnership is an ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social and academic relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.
2016 Winners: The grand prize of $25,000 was awarded to Park & Diamond, Inc., of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Read more about the winning teams! Read about the 2016 event outcomes and publicity.

  • Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 24, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, to get a seat at the Global Student Entrepreneurship Challenge. Attendance is free on a first-come, first-served availability, and the event will include a one-hour break to get lunch on your own. Details here.
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  • Serve as a global host family.

For more information about getting involved in the Global Partnership Event, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Outreach Manager, [email protected].

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vtkw squareVT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsors

Allegheny Logistics Group, Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Automation Creations, Inc., BAE SystemsBB&T, The Branch Group, Inc., Brown, Edwards & Company, LLP, Carilion ClinicCelaneseCity of Roanoke, Click & Pledge, Commonwealth Group, EDCG.J. Hopkins, Inc., Meridium from GE DigitalNational Bank, Plastics One Inc., Rackspace, Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology CouncilShentel, SMBWSunTrust Bank , TechLab, Third Security, Town of Blacksburg, Town of Christiansburg, Union Bank & Trust, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs, VPT, Inc., and Wordsprint.

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