Amazon eyes major presence at the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Jonathan Capriel
Amazon eyes major presence at the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Virginia Tech leaders and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) executives are working toward a partnership that could give the company's cloud computing arm a home at the $1 billion innovation campus at Potomac Yard. Exactly what will come of this isn't yet clear, but based on those looped into the conversations it could become a cloud innovation center similar to ones established by Amazon in universities around the globe. University students who work in these centers learn using the latest AWS technology, a difficult get pre-graduation.