CIT Announces New Appointments to the Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the newly appointed members of the Commonwealth’s Research and Technology Investment Advisory...

CRCF Awardee - Dr. John Swaddle's TEDxTalk: A Noise Annoys. Perhaps Enough to Save Lives.

CRCF Awardee - Dr. John Swaddle, Professor of Biology at the College of William & Mary, recently gave a TEDx Talk regarding his CRCF-funded technology...

CRCF Awardee - Dr. Zhenyu Li featured in Reuters' Moments of Innovation

FY15 CRCF Awardee - Dr. Zhenyu Li, Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the GWU Virginia Science and Technology Campus,...

Virginia Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP)

CSIIP is a free, centralized online tool that links undergraduate STEM students with paid internship positions at companies throughout Virginia. To learn more about the program and how it works, click here.

Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) accelerates innovation and economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and international problems through technology research, development, and commercialization. In continued support of this mission, $3.4 million is available to award in FY2016.

Award announcements for the CRCF FY2016 solicitation are planned for early June. If you have questions or would like to be added to our listserv for announcements and future funding opportunities, email

Proposals submitted to CRCF undergo a multi-stage review process, which includes award recommendations made by the Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee (RTIAC) to the CIT Board of Directors and culminates with award decisions made by the Board. CRCF awards contribute to the Commonwealth’s overall plan to enhance economic development through technology research and commercialization and, as such, CRCF awards must further the goals set forth in the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic RoadmapIn addition to identifying research areas worthy of economic development and institutional focus, the Roadmap provides a framework for aligning key industry sectors within the state, as prioritized by the research community, which includes but is not limited to the private sector, academia, and economic development professionals.

Since its inception in FY2012, CRCF has awarded funding to more than 180 projects. View the growing list of recipients.

CRCF Annual Reports are available on Virginia’s Legislative Information System (LIS)’s website. View the FY2015 CRCF Annual Report.

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