Rolls-Royce announced that Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia (U.Va.) are joining the global Rolls-Royce University Technology Centers (UTC) network, consisting of research groups in world-class universities identified to develop long-term research and technology programs. Creating a UTC provides each party with mutual benefits through funding of fundamental, collaborative research to advance key aerospace technologies critical to Rolls-Royce.
The announcement was made today at a ceremony on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. A similar announcement will be made on the grounds of the University of Virginia tomorrow following the dedication of an advanced manufacturing lab at the U.Va. School of Engineering and Applied Science.