What is the SPTC?

The Southern Piedmont Technology Council (SPTC) is a member based organization consisting of technology companies and advocates from Southern Virginia. Through our networking meetings, conferences and banquets, we have aimed at building on our membership base, educating the community, facilitating discussion with, and increasing Southern Piedmont’s exposure to other parts of Virginia.

Join Us

Regardless of your business or personal activity, it is hard to deny that technology and innovation are impacting and changing the way we all operate. Be part of the growing technology movement right here in Southern Piedmont by joining the SPTC.


Member Spotlight

Welcome to our newest member The Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority.  DRHA is a public entity that was formed to provide federally subsidized housing and housing assistance to low-income families, within the City of Danville, Virginia. DHRA owns and manages a total of 563 units in 7 multi-family developments. This public housing accommodates approximately 1,600 residents. DRHA also administers approximately 1,400 Housing Choice Voucher units in Danville, Martinsville, and Pittsylvania and Henry Counties. Learn more about the DHRA. 

Speaker Series

The SPTC is launching a speaker series where will we bring together professionals to share the latest trends and information on key topics. Our first speaker series was held on May 16th with a focus on Smart Cities.



Donation from Microsoft aims to aid coding students
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SVHEC gets $500,000 for IT Academy
The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center was awarded a $500,000 tobacco grant on Thursday to expand its IT Academy, with the expectation…
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IALR Launches Nation’s First Plant Endophyte Research Center
Over 2,000 plant endophyte strains explored as natural biostimulants The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) has launched the nation’s first…
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Innovative Stars Awards Presented to Awards to Technology Innovators
The SPTC announced winners of the Innovative Stars Awards and featured keynote speaker Courtney Dozier, Chief Deputy of the Virginia Department of…
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Governor Northam Announces Microsoft Corporation’s Sixth Expansion in Mecklenburg County
Microsoft investment and expansion will create more than 100 new jobs RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Microsoft Corporation, one of the…
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Harlow Group to invest $8 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing plant
DANVILLE—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Harlow Group Ltd., a leading provider of precision engineered, fabricated, machined and 3D printed additive components,…
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Students tour Newport News Shipbuilding Digital Mobile Experience
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) Digital Mobile Experience trailer visited New College Institute (NCI) and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR)…
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The Launch Place Pre-Seed Fund 2 Makes Its First Investment In CytoRecovery
The Launch Place has been on a mission since 2013 to help early stage startups with strong teams and impactful business models…
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