Igniting Growth, Talent & Innovation

VISA

The Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy will cultivate partnerships between governments, industry, and academia to grow the spaceflight and autonomy ecosystems on the Eastern Shore.

What is Visa?
Igniting Growth, Talent & Innovation

GROWTH

Expand entrepreneurial ecosystems for spaceflight and autonomy on the Eastern Shore and the Commonwealth.

Growth
Igniting Growth, Talent & Innovation

TALENT

Foster new talent development through student engagement, undergraduate/graduate education, and workforce development.

Talent
Igniting Growth, Talent & Innovation

INNOVATION

Drive innovation to commercialization through solving real-world challenges.

Innovation

Grow the spaceflight & autonomous systems industry

Now’s the time - Be a part of Virginia’s highly technical and skilled workforce. From entry-level to advanced, discover a pathway for a career in Advanced Manufacturing or Technology fields like: Integrated Digital Shipbuilding, Ship Repair, Submarine Building, Autonomous Surface Vehicles and Cyber Security.

What is VISA?

Partners

COLLABORATE AND CONNECT

Facilitator of Industry, academia and government partnerships.

Partners
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Workforce

GROWTH THROUGH OPPORTUNITY

Solve real-world problems through career opportunities and education.

Talent
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Entrepreneurs

INCUBATOR FOR STARTUPS

Accelerate and develop your business through mentorship, expertise and networking.

Growth
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Opportunities

ECOSYSTEM HUB

Drive economic development through collaboration and innovation.

Innovation
 
August 8, 2022

Leaders from ODU, Eastern Shore Community College and NASA Wallops Discuss Ways to Increase Workforce Development Collaboration

By Joe Garvey Old Dominion University’s Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy (VISA) recently helped facilitate a NASA Wallops/ODU/Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Information Session at […]
August 4, 2022

Project Scientists Test WAM-V – First Time on the Water in 4 Years

Several VMASC project scientists were out at Haven Creek Boat Ramp in Norfolk, VA recently to test the WAM–V (Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel) – an autonomous, versatile platform with a useful […]
August 2, 2022
David Bowles

Dr. David Bowles Appointed to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Aerospace Advisory Council

Our Executive Director, Dr. David Bowles, has been appointed to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Aerospace Advisory Council. Governor Youngkin announced additional key administrative appointments today. “I’m proud […]