C&I is the refinement of two early SGAs: Creative Technologies and Experiences and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. C&I melds the exploration of innovative technologies and the design of creative experiences with best practices for developing impact-driven and meaningful outcomes and solutions. C&I builds and strengthens creative communities; supports economic development; and enhances quality of life through self-sustaining and entrepreneurial activities. 

The Creative Technologies and Experiences (CT+E) Strategic Growth Area develops 21st-century transdisciplinarians who are well-versed in the unique processes of collaborative environments and whose creative portfolios and capstone projects generate new, or address an existing, real-world opportunity. CT+E exists at the technology-mediated intersection of the arts, design, science, and engineering. Participants are uniquely empowered to focus on and to holistically explore opportunities while developing an integrative approach to thinking and problem solving.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship SGA was described as Working across all disciplines, we strive to address problems, innovate solutions, and make an impact through entrepreneurial ventures... We create an atmosphere and culture that unleashes creativity, sparks vision and innovation, and teaches the governing principles that are the foundation of every successful progressive enterprise. Our training, investments, and activities include discovery science, applied science, and processes related to commercialization/implementation and management – all in a global context and consistent with ethical principles.

Recent Submissions

  • CESCA Newsletter : April 2014 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2014-04)
    Dr. Chao Wang and his Ph.D. student, Hassan Eldib, received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer Aided Design (FMCAD) in November 2013 for a paper titled “An SMT based method ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : February 2013 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2013-02)
    On 15 March 2013, the Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications is organizing a public event to present its ongoing research projects.. The theme of the symposium is Embedded Security. During the one-day ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : January 2011 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2011-01)
    In today’s day and age, cyber space provides us with a platform for almost real-time, communication and dissemination of information. Since the last newsletter was published, CESCA has created a Facebook group to create a ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : October 2012 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2012-10)
    The projects carried out by CESCA Faculty and their students represent a valuable resource of intellectual property. CESCA has a model in place that helps industry to benefit from this knowhow and these results - CESCA's ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : September 2009 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2009-09)
    Within a short few months since our inaugural newsletter, several research grants have been awarded to CESCA members. The hard work of all CESCA members has laid the foundation for these new projects. Many of the projects ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : January 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-01)
    New projects ranging from new evolutionary design of routing algorithms, to secure embedded systems, to fingerprint sufficiency assessment, in addition to several other new projects, have been awarded during the fall ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : September 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-09)
    A new academic year is upon us, and we are at full steam through the fall 2010 semester. Soon the picturesque yellow, red, green foliage will show up on the mountains around Blacksburg. As I was pondering what to write in ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : May 2010 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2010-05)
    The Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (CESCA) held its annual workshop titled “CESCA Day” at the Owens Banquet Hall in Blacksburg, Va., on May 6, 2010! Events included keynote, tutorials, poster sessions, ...
  • CESCA Newsletter : April 2009 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications (Virginia Tech. Center for Embedded Systems for Critical Applications, 2009-04)
    Congratulations on the inaugural issue of the CESCA newsletter! A handful of faculty members scrambled together and proposed a research group in the summer of 2003 to be a part of the College’s then new research center, ...
  • CPES : 10-Year Progress Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-It, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2010-04)
    A major strength of CPES is its ability to use a wealth of existing resources and industrial collaboration. Virginia Tech, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) are the nation’s ...
  • Center Program Snapshot (April 2009) 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2009-04)
    With the widespread use of power electronics technology, the United States would be able to cut electrical energy consumption by 33 percent. The energy savings, by today’s measure, is equivalent to the total output of 840 ...
  • CPES Center Brochure (April 2011) 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-It, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2011-04)
    The Center for Power Electronics Systems is a $4 million/year research center dedicated to improving electrical power processing and dis­tribution that impact systems of all sizes –from battery-operated electronics to ...
  • CPES : Mini-Consortium Brochure 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2011-04)
    The CPES mini-consortium model provides a unique mechanism for all participants in power electronics – including industry competitors – to pool efforts to address their common challenges and develop pre-competitive Advances. ...
  • 2017 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2017)
    In its effort to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has cultivated research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2016 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2016)
    In its effort to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has cultivated research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2015 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2015)
    In its efforts to develop power processing systems to take electricity to the next step, CPES has developed research expertise encompassing five technology areas: (1) power conversion technologies and architectures; (2) ...
  • 2014 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2014)
    Over the past two decades, CPES has secured research funding from major industries, such as GE, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Alstom, ABB, Toyota, Nissan, Raytheon, and MKS, as well as from government agencies including the NSF, ...
  • 2013 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems; Uncork-it, Inc. (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2013)
    The CPES industrial consortium is designed to cultivate connectivity among researchers in academia and industry, as well as create synergy within the network of industry members. The CPES industrial consortium offers: The ...
  • 2012 CPES Annual Report 

    Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems (Virginia Tech. Center for Power Electronics Systems, 2012)
    The Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech is a research center dedicated to improving electrical power processing and distribution that impact systems of all sizes – from battery – operated electronics to ...
  • Engineering News : Spring 2014 

    Nystrom, Lynn; Haugh, Lindsey; Simpkins, David (Virginia Tech. College of Engineering, 2014)
    Engineering News is the College of Engineering's annual newsletter sent to all alumni of the college.

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