The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research serves as a regional catalyst for economic transformation. The mission will be accomplished through applied research, advanced learning, economic development, advanced manufacturing, and conference services.


Driving Economic Transformation is at the heart of everything we do at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. Learn how we discover breakthroughs, create opportunity, grow innovation, power progress and host greatness. Each of our divisions plays a critical role in preserving and delivering this mission on a daily basis.

Our Impact

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) strives to significantly impact the communities we serve. Through advanced learning, advanced manufacturing, applied research, economic development and the Institute Conference Center, we bring together the many diverse resources of both public and private entities at the regional and statewide levels. Read below for some of our accomplishments.

Inspiration Lab Participants
Endophytes for Biostimulant Applications
Jobs Created in the Region FY YTD
Conference Center Guests
Producers and Industry Partners Supported through Testing and Contract Research
Volunteer Service Hours
Provided by 41 AmeriCorps Members
Funds Raised
for Nonprofits by the Decorating the Trees and Wreaths for a Cause programs since 2010
Producers Attended CEA Summit East
Learners Served through STEM Programs
Capital Investment in the Region FY YTD

IALR in Action

IALR serves as an agent of growth by focusing on supporting and encouraging the Southern Virginia region’s economic transformation. Interact with the images below to see IALR in action.

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