Va. Tech Research Center To Open In 2013 In India

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Virginia Tech is poised to open its largest research center outside the United States next year in Chennai, India.

The Virginia Tech ICTAS Innovation Center will be overseen by Tech's growing Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science and a 6,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in spring 2013 in Chennai, said Guru Ghosh, associate vice president for outreach and international affairs.

The university will provide up to $1.5 million in startup funds for operations, and industry partner MARG Ltd. will outfit the high-tech labs and provide other equipment.

"For every one dollar Virginia Tech invests, our industry partners will invest five dollars," Ghosh said.

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