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caia faculty fellow for Research and development

My goal is to foster an atmosphere and help to develop an infrastructure that will inspire and facilitate the efforts to bring scientific and technological breakthroughs to practice.

CAIA will serve as a catalyst for innovation and security for agriculture and life sciences technologies, focusing in the development and growth phases of discovery and applications, and will facilitate transition of research platforms into University Centers.

Goals

Position CALS and Virginia Tech for competitive global research advantage in agricultural innovations, growth and applications including:

  • Informed decisions through agricultural technologies
  • Cyberbiosecurity and biosecurity
  • Precision agriculture
  • Human capacity and infrastructure technologies for agriculture
  • Rural broadband capacity

Serve as an incubator for designing and evaluating technologies to assist with the viability and security of agriculture in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Targeted impacts

  • Create the framework for the Virginia Agricultural Technology Corridor within the heart of Virginia’s cyber-region
  • Evaluating environmental impact
  • Advancing genome design
  • Designing and evaluating technologies
  • Creating efficiencies and improving safety in human capacity
  • Improving traceability

 

Funding Opportunities & PROGRAMS

CAIA-SPONSORED 

CAIA-RELATED 

The designation of CCI Fellow will recognize the important leadership role of coordinating large-scale proposals in CCI. Funding can be used for faculty time, proposal preparation, and team building activities. 

This is a rolling call, with proposals accepted any time in 2022. Please visit the CCI website for more details.

WE'RE LEADING THE WAY

We aim to create an agile and responsive interdisciplinary network of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty and other Virginia Tech and affiliated faculty partners for facilitating innovative technology advancements and security in order to:

  • Address current and future practical challenges for agricultural producers, agribusinesses and communities throughout the food system
  • Create effective and trusted partnerships across the campus to levearge the broader Virginia Tech capacity for innovation in agriculture.

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