Industry Leadership

Over 20 years and counting, VMASC continues to curate strong relationships across various industries and pursues new partnerships and multiorganizational collaborations. As both an academic center of excellence and a secure, applied research center, we have the capabilities to provide long-term support and solutions to address the needs of our partners.

 

OUR INDUSTRY HISTORY

Through initiative-driven development, VMASC pioneers information-to-insight solutions to advance the nation’s highly-connected industry ecosystem.

VMASC was created in 1997 as a military partnership between the United States Atlantic Command’s (USACOM) Joint Training, Analysis, and Simulation Center (JTASC) and Old Dominion University (ODU) to fill a novel gap in the modeling and simulation (M&S) field: wargaming simulation training exercises. The partnership gained much media attention, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Virginia General Assembly and projects with military giants like Lockheed Martin.

Over the next ten years, VMASC brought M&S capabilities to new frontiers such as urban development, disaster preparedness, manufacturing, supply chain management, entertainment, and training. VMASC was able to recruit industry partners to develop enterprise simulation demonstrations that encouraged other partners and businesses to embrace simulation technology as a serious, valuable tool. Recognized as an international leader in their field, the Center hosted the nation’s first demonstration of medical training using virtual reality technology, broke ground as the only exhibitor at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) to demonstrate a functional CAVE, and gained $2.1M in continued state support from Governor Timothy Kaine.

The following ten years showed massive success as VMASC expanded its application areas to cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, digital shipbuilding, spaceflight and autonomy, digital health and health equity, policy and decision making, mission engineering and integration, and warfighter performance and readiness.

 

INDUSTRY ECOSYSTEM ENGAGEMENT

We use data analytics to generate immediate value, solve complex problems, develop new methodologies, maximize efficiency, and drive innovation and growth.

Today, VMASC continues to curate close relationships across various industries and pursue new partnerships and multiorganizational collaborations to further develop industry clusters within our Hampton Roads community and region. As both an academic center of excellence and a secure, industry-oriented applied research center, we have the capabilities to provide long-term support and innovative solutions to address the needs of our diverse partners.

 
 

Partnership

Engaging Person-to-Person

Incubation

Developing Industry Clusters

Discipline Engagement

Coordinating with National Organizations

 

Industry Leadership

OUR INDUSTRY HISTORY

Through initiative-driven development, VMASC pioneers information-to-insight solutions to advance the nation’s highly-connected industry ecosystem.

VMASC was created in 1997 as a military partnership between the United States Atlantic Command’s (USACOM) Joint Training, Analysis, and Simulation Center (JTASC) and Old Dominion University (ODU) to fill a novel gap in the modeling and simulation (M&S) field: wargaming simulation training exercises. The partnership gained much media attention, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Virginia General Assembly and projects with military giants like Lockheed Martin.

Over the next ten years, VMASC brought M&S capabilities to new frontiers such as urban development, disaster preparedness, manufacturing, supply chain management, entertainment, and training. VMASC was able to recruit industry partners to develop enterprise simulation demonstrations that encouraged other partners and businesses to embrace simulation technology as a serious, valuable tool. Recognized as an international leader in their field, the Center hosted the nation’s first demonstration of medical training using virtual reality technology, broke ground as the only exhibitor at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) to demonstrate a functional CAVE, and gained $2.1M in continued state support from Governor Timothy Kaine.

The following ten years showed massive success as VMASC expanded its application areas to cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, digital shipbuilding, spaceflight and autonomy, digital health and health equity, policy and decision making, mission engineering and integration, and warfighter performance and readiness.

More VMASC History

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Active Industry Association Partnerships

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Research Faculty, Staff, & Project Scientists

$100M

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INDUSTRY ECOSYSTEM ENGAGEMENT

We use data analytics to generate immediate value, solve complex problems, develop new methodologies, maximize efficiency, and drive innovation and growth.

Today, VMASC continues to curate close relationships across various industries and pursue new partnerships and multiorganizational collaborations to further develop industry clusters within our Hampton Roads community and region. As both an academic center of excellence and a secure, industry-oriented applied research center, we have the capabilities to provide long-term support and innovative solutions to address the needs of our diverse partners.

Partnership

Engaging Person-to-Person

Incubation

Developing Industry Clusters

Discipline Engagement

Coordinating with National Organizations