Center for Advanced Engineering and Research

Welcome to the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER)

Advancing Innovation and Technology Based Economic Development (TBED) in Virginia's Region 2000

The Center for Advanced Engineering & Research is a Region 2000 initiative to develop an industry-focused regional research and development center that drives the development of innovative products and processes by providing local access to university and federal research and inventions. It targets the growth industries specific to the region and puts university innovations into action through practical implementation in industry. The goal is to increase the competitiveness for core, high wage industries and improve the long-term prospects of existing industrial employers by creating a knowledge-based research hub for the region. Please visit the Center for Advanced Engineering and Research website for more information.

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We are an industry-led research center in Region 2000 that provides a research university environment. We bring together private and public money, talent and resources to foster knowledge creation, facilitate technology transfer, improve the scientific and engineering workforce, and serve as an "innovation intermediary" to benefit regional industry.