The Center For Innovation is a non-profit established in 2001 by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Foundation to serve as a catalyst for technology led economic development. The Center brings together technology, capital and talent to match market needs with research capabilities of industry, academia and government.
The Center is focused on three strategic initiatives:
Deal Flow: creating world-class deal flow, by fostering technology discovery and access to technology from federal labs, universities, and industry.
Venture Capital: catalyzing the formation of a strong venture capital industry in our multi-state region, creating access to the nation’s venture capital industry.
Talent & Know How: developing and attracting talent & know how, by supporting entrepreneurial development, in partnership with our nation’s educational institutions, governmental entities, small business systems processing and the business community, creating the environment that nurtures and sustains an entrepreneurial culture.
The Center’s work is global, national, regional, and local in scope, premised on the concept that our future U.S. economic sustainability is dependent upon fostering collaboration among and between our nation’s federal labs, research oriented universities, technology based economic development entities, and the venture capital industry; resulting in greater affordability, reliability, and efficiency for all parties.
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