Roanoke, Virginia: A Mountain City and Hub for Innovation

Connected to downtown Roanoke, Virginia, the Roanoke Innovation Corridor is a place where leading biomedical researchers, students, care providers, and businesses excel through collaboration. The Corridor offers brand new interdisciplinary training and research facilities through the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and Carilion Clinic, in addition to strong academic and economic partnerships between Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech, Virginia Western Community College, Jefferson College of Health Sciences at Carilion Clinic, and Radford University.

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Offering a multimillion-dollar biomedical and tech hub, the Roanoke Innovation Corridor’s most exciting growth is still yet to come.

In just the past ten years, Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor has experienced remarkable growth. Today, Roanoke, Virginia has attracted thousands of the top researchers, physicians, faculty, students, and medical professionals who are each motivated by the opportunity to make meaningful discoveries that broaden our knowledge of clinical care and biomedical science.

#RoanokeInnovates: Innovation Starts with an Idea, and Is Supported by a Community

Being a physician, medical professional, student, business owner, or researcher in Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor feels different. With just under 100,000 residents, we are a mid-sized city with an established sense of community.

The Innovation Corridor provides opportunities to connect and collaborate with peers and experts in other fields rather than being confined to a silo. Many people who work in the Corridor have seen the area’s enormous and rapid growth and appreciate the important role they play in that success even more.

In Roanoke’s Innovation Corridor, you are part of a community that strives to discover, to innovate, and to excel—together.