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Frank Reidy Center for Bioelectrics

The mission of the Center is to increase scientific knowledge and understanding of the interaction of electromagnetic fields and ionized gases with biological cells and to apply this knowledge to the development of medical diagnostics, therapeutics, and environmental decontamination. The objectives of the Center are to perform leading edge interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research, recruit top faculty and exceptional graduate students, support regional, national and international programs, and to increase external funding and institutional visibility.

Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center

The Hampton Roads Procurement Assistance Center exists to assist area businesses in establishing themselves to bid competitively on federal, state, and local government contracts. HRPAC's goal is the growth of the business/government partnership in Hampton Roads, thereby increasing the vitality of the local economy.

Industrial & Scientific Research Center

The Industrial and Scientific Research Center (ISRC) is one of the latest collaborations between the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies and the ODU Business Gateway. The mission of the Center is to offer real world industrial and scientific research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Launch Hampton Roads

Launch Hampton Roads is an initiative to help aspiring entrepreneurs get back to work through self-employment by providing access to the tools needed to aid in their success.


The National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (NCSOSE) is a university Enterprise Research Center of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology focused on decision making for multidisciplinary problems.

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes pre-engineering courses for middle and high school students. PLTW forms partnerships with public schools, higher education institutions and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of engineers and engineering technologists graduating from our educational system.

Technology Applications Center

The Technology Applications Center (TAC) provides the highest quality engineering support in the areas of performance excellence and organizational management systems. This is accomplished through professional and cost-effective programs that enable manufacturing and service-based organizations to achieve world-class performance, and create and develop skills and competencies of the individuals that constitute the workforce in those organizations.

Veterans Business Outreach Center

The Hampton Roads Veterans Business Outreach Center (HRVBOC) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business. HRVBOC serves Federal Region III which includes Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Virginia Modeling, Analysis & Simulation Center

VMASC is one of the world's leading research centers for computer modeling, simulation, and visualization. The mission of the Center is to conduct collaborative MS&V research and development, provide expertise to government agencies and industry, and to promote Old Dominion University, Hampton Roads and Virginia as a center of MS&V activities.

Women's Business Center

The Women's Business Center helps elevate women to business success through education, counseling, networking resources and entrepreneurial training. Our mission is to enable women's entrepreneurship by providing the tools for women to successfully own, operate and grow their small business, thereby creating economic opportunities and job growth by investing financially, intellectually and emotionally in the Hampton Roads community.

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