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.

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 R&D

CIT R&D

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.

CIT Connect

CIT Connect

CIT Connect is designed to connect large-scale federal and corporate consumers of advanced technology with the innovative technology companies that create high value technology.

News

CIT Releases Virginia’s 2016 Libraries Broadband Assessment

CIT announced today the results of its 2016 Virginia Libraries Broadband Assessment, which assesses the Internet speeds, associated costs, and connection...

Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership to Create Cybersecurity Employment and Education Opportunities in Southwest

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that UVa-Wise and the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator at the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) have agreed to a...

MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Accepting Applications for Fall 2016 Session

The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator has officially announced it will begin accepting applications from information security product startups and security entrepreneurs...

Events

Aug
11

Federal Funding & Venture Capital for Tech Startups -- Lunch & Learn

August 11, 2016
Time:11:30 AM - 01:30 PM This session will feature an intro to the Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding programs, an overview of CIT’s SBIR/STTR Support Program, a discussion on the current state of investing across various sectors, tips to secure venture funding, and an overview of CIT’s GAP Investment Fund.
Sep
01

RBTC's 'The ABC's of Emotional Intelligence'

September 01, 2016
Time:11:30 AM - 01:30 PM Join RBTC on September 1 for the WoTECH (Women in Technology) as guests explore the critical need for 'emotional intelligence' (E.I.) in our personal and professional lives with Dr. Patrice M Weiss, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Carilion Clinic and Professor of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.
Oct
04

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep Essentials with NSF Focus

October 04, 2016
All Day Event The government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs make over $2.6 billion in high-risk, non-dilutive capital available to innovative small companies annually. Join SBIR/STTR expert, Becky Aistrup, and learn SBIR/STTR program basics, including eligibility requirements, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies and tips for success. Session will focus on the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR programs.

WBJ Feature Article:
Capital Starts with CIT

The busiest backer in the D.C. region in 2015 ain't your typical VC: It’s Herndon-based Center for Innovative Technology, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to economic development in the Commonwealth.

To read the full article:
Visit WBJ Online or view the PDF Graphic.

Governor McAuliffe Announces 2016 Research Commercialization Awards

On June 10th, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced $3.4 million in funding to support 48 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards representing targeted areas of promising research commercialization, including cybersecurity, energy, data analytics, unmanned systems and life sciences.

To view the full list of FY16 recipients, visit our CRCF homepage.