2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Edwards
VT - Advance Strategic Research Opportunities in Autonomous Systems Research

Item 223 #3s

Item 223 #3s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University FY2019 $1,000,000 FY2020 $2,000,000 GF

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"E.  Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund is designated to support autonomous systems research."


(This amendment provides $1.0 million GF the first year and $2.0 million GF the second year to support Virginia Tech's autonomous systems and infrastructure research and innovation activities, allowing the university to compete for additional private sector investment and federal funding, and to grow the impact of this research domain across the Commonwealth. State investment will allow for the expansion of autonomous research in automotive and aerial system applications, and to leverage the university's status as one of only seven FAA "Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Sites (UAS)" in the nation.)