VMASC’s strengths continue to evolve around a strategy of bold leadership and diversification for growth. During uncertain economic times, VMASC’s research strategy of diversification has proven to be a winner. By focusing on seven unique research areas of Medical & Health Care, Transportation, Social Science, Virtual Environments, Game-Based Learning, Business and Supply Chain and Military/Homeland Security, VMASC has charted a course that ensures the continued success and robust growth of modeling and simulation in Hampton Roads and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VMASC’s industry members are perhaps the greatest beneficiary of this collaborative environment. Industry members have taken advantage of opportunities to partner on funded research, participate in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiatives, and collaborate on various grant opportunities. These partnerships continue to promote ongoing modeling and simulation research efforts which help promote new business opportunities for VMASC members. In the coming years, we eagerly anticipate growth into new and adjacent markets where future customers can
VMASC has reached many milestones in its role as the recognized focal point of modeling and simulation (M&S) innovation and collaboration in Virginia. Several key initiatives designed to foster increased collaboration and participation between industry, academia and government (IGA) mark the way forward to greater cooperation and success: