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Virginia Tech's Technical Assistance Program (TAP) enables faculty members to respond quickly to market needs requiring technical expertise and provides businesses with a streamlined process for accessing this knowledge. This is a university-sponsored consulting activity intended to strengthen university and faculty relationships with external organizations.

The faculty member and the company collaborate to define the scope of work. Specifically, a faculty member applies knowledge to a clearly defined process-related or technical situation and does NOT generate new knowledge or intellectual property. These activities are typically short in duration and do not exceed $25,000.

For more information about this outreach opportunity, please contact Continuing and Professional Education, e-mail: tap@vt.edu, or phone: 540-231-7887.