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CCI SWVA builds on the collaboration and combined expertise of our network. Extensive research capabilities, industry partnerships, and excellence in education combine to secure 5G wireless infrastructure and other emerging technologies for connected, intelligent, and autonomous applications ranging from transportation to power to satellites.

CCI’s southwest region, led by Virginia Tech, comprises 14 institutions of higher education.

The capabilities of these partners support not only CCI SWVA, but the entire CCI network, creating opportunities for collaboration and partnership that establish Virginia as the best place in the nation to learn, perform research, and launch a company in cybersecurity.

Public four-year & research institutions

Virginia Tech (anchor institution)
Virginia Military Institute (VMI)
Radford University (RU)
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA-Wise)

Community colleges

Danville Community College
Patrick and Henry Community College 
Mountain Empire Community College
New River Community College
Southwest Virginia Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College

Learning & research institutes 

The New College Institute
The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research
Virginia Cyber Range