Pancopia is a private R&D and engineering company founded in 2014 that specializes in environmental and energy engineering.  Located in Virginia, our personnel have several decades of experience providing sustainable environmental and energy solutions throughout the Commonwealth.  Our staff has also worked on projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the country, and at several locations worldwide.

Our History

Pancopia was founded in 2014 in Hampton, VA by William (Bill) Cumbie, an engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the field. Although a young company, Pancopia has achieved quite a bit. In only a few years, it has already won contracts with NASA and the USDA, been awarded more than $2 million in research funding, and filed three patents. In the future, Pancopia hopes to continue developing innovative, sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental problems.


Pancopia is located in the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), an award winning facility located in Hampton, Virginia.  After graduating from the Reaktor Business Technology Innovation Center (RBTIC) within NIA, Pancopia was able to combine its administrative and laboratory space into a 4,000 Sq. Ft. corporate space while remaining in NIA’s facilities. 

Tenants have direct access to world-class laboratory facilities, wind tunnels, water tunnels, destructive testing, anechoic chambers, and other laboratory equipment, as well as indirect access to the resources of nine universities.