About CIT

About CIT

CIT seeks to close innovation gaps in the Commonwealth and the nation by focusing on new technologies, entrepreneurs and technology companies that make innovation happen.



CIT R&D conducts world-class research and development programs that create new industry clusters by focusing on areas that will deliver significant economic impact and replace older economies.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System (IEMS)

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Measurement System (IEMS)

The IEMS is a web-based portal that uses key metrics and outcomes to track the performance of Virginia’s innovation economy.

CIT Entrepreneur

CIT Entrepreneur

CIT Entrepreneur invests and leverages available funds for early-stage technology companies with a high-potential for technology commercialization, rapid growth and downstream private equity financing.

CIT Broadband

CIT Broadband

CIT Broadband initiatives help jurisdictions develop strategies and locate funding to install broadband technologies into under served areas.


CIT Issues Request for Innovators for Smart City Innovation Lab

CIT announced a Request for Innovators (RFI) for the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs. CIT, in partnership with the U.S. Department...

Governor McAuliffe Announces CIT-VITA Partnership to Link Technology Companies with State Government

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has partnered with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency...

Governor McAuliffe Announces Initial Findings and Recommendations Report of the Virginia Smart Communities Working Group

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the release of the Initial Findings and Recommendations Report of the Virginia Smart Communities Working Group...



University Participation in SBIR/STTR WEBINAR

January 18, 2018
Time:12:00 PM - 01:00 PM University researchers participating in an SBIR or STTR project – either as a sub-contractor or as the small business owner – must be aware of the specific rules for SBIR/STTR that may differ from other projects. Understanding these rules are critical to successful participation and compliance.

NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Workshop, Chartlottesville VA

February 13, 2018-February 14, 2018
All Day Event This 1.5 day workshop presents an in depth guide to writing a compelling NIH SBIR/STTR proposal. The NIH has over $800M available each year via SBIR/STTR, funding early stage, high risk research on projects that have a high potential to make a big impact. Learn how to plan, engage with the NIH, and begin to write a compelling and compliant proposal. This event is especially useful for those targeting the April 5, 2018 NIH SBIR/STTR deadlines. Presented by Lisa Kurek of BBC ETC.

Compliant Accounting System Requirements for Government Contractors and Grantees WEBINAR

February 20, 2018
Time:01:00 PM - 02:00 PM Whether your award funding stems from a SBIR/STTR Phase II, BARDA, BAA, R01, U01, R21, IDIQ, or ARPA-E, you’re required to act in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations to maintain a compliant accounting system. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52.216-7 Allowable Costs requires you to maintain a rigorous accounting system and meticulous job cost records subject to special cost recovery rules, which will be audited!

SCITI Labs: Request for Innovators

CIT and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently launched the Smart City IoT Innovation (SCITI) lab to prototype IoT and smart city technologies for first responders.
For more information on the application process, visit: www.cit.org/sciti/rfi.

MACH37 Spring 2018

The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator is now accepting applications from information security product startups and security entrepreneurs for the Spring 2018 (S18) Cohort that begins on March 13th, 2018.
To apply, visit: www.mach37.com/apply.