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Research & Entrepreneurship

Old Dominion University has nationally-known research strengths in coastal resilience, modeling and simulation, bioelectrics, cybersecurity, and port logistics and maritime engineering. More then half our faculty are involved in funded research projects sponsored by federal agencies and industry, creating research opportunities for both undergraduates and graduate students. ODU is a key academic research partner for the Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory and NASA-Langley Research Center. At ODU, we innovate locally to transform globally.


The modern society faces an array of tough challenges and ODU provides the infrastructure, the facilities, the experience and the resources to face them head-on with our research-driven solutions. We're combining public and private investment to bring viable ideas to the marketplace and testing the viability and scalability of an array of new products and technologies.

The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides companies and organizations of all sizes with a single entry point to engage then intellectual capital, innovative technologies and world-class infrastructure of Old Dominion University to solve business problems, create new offerings and unlock operational efficiencies that save both time and money. Located at 112 Bank Street in downtown Norfolk, the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is well suited to assist you.


Old Dominion University is committed to attracting top talent, nurturing investment and business start-ups, generating high-paying jobs and improving the quality of life for Hampton Roads and all of Virginia. We are seeding businesses and our own position of becoming the region's engine of economic development. Our local, regional and national impact will only continue to grow.

Office of Research

Undergraduate Research Lab

The Office of Research is dedicated to fostering the creation of intellectual capital that can address today's issues, improve the quality of life, and provide an engine for economic growth by facilitating research and development across six colleges and its many research centers. The office establishes and oversees the university's legal, ethical and safety standards and regulations relating to research.

Resilience @ ODU

Flooded Street

A brief description of resilience and research projects based at Old Dominion University impacting all of Virginia, including coastal and recurrent flooding, and others.

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Business Partnerships

Old Dominion University cultivates partnerships with business and industry by providing access to ODU's intellectual capital, innovative technologies and world-class infrastructure and offering high-quality professional development.

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Community Partnerships

Old Dominion University is an active partner in the Hampton Roads community, in the Commonwealth of Virginia and nationwide.

Veterans Day

Military Partnerships

ODU is proud to continue to partner with many military installations and support the courageous men and women in our military.

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Experience Guaranteed

Enhance your college career by gaining relevant experience with the skills and knowledge needed for your future career. Discover our experiential learning opportunities.

Academic Days

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Upcoming Events

From sports games to concerts and lectures, join the ODU community at a variety of campus events.