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VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership

The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA. Images from the University of Kent's most recent participants:


The Global Partnership is an ongoing, cooperative association of regions building permanent social and academic relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage.

Members of the partnership gather annually during a weeklong Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.

University of Kent 2017 Entry

University of Kent 2016 Entry

University of Kent 2015 Entry


University of Kent 2014 Entry


Benefits to participants include:

  • Chance to compete for a $25,000 Grand Prize, $15,000 Second Prize, and $5,000 People's Choice Award.
  • Ownership of awards and team name engraved on the VT KnowledgeWorks Trophy
  • Presentation coaching with local, technology-based American companies
  • Lodging provided by local host families
  • Virginia Tech campus, Center for the Arts, and Lane Stadium tours
  • Celebratory meals, banquets, and social gatherings with Virginia Tech students
  • Opportunity to build your global network with other university students

... ALL FREE for competing student team members!




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Last Updated: 12/03/2018