CRCF FY2017 Solicitation

The CRCF application window has closed. Information and materials found within these pages will remain available as resources through June 2017.


The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) advances science- and technology-based research, development, and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia, create and foster high-potential technology companies in the Commonwealth, and to encourage and strengthen collaboration and partnerships between the public and private sector.

$2.8 million is available to award during the single FY2017 solicitation.


The following five (5) programs are available during the FY2017 solicitation. Click on the program for more information.

Private Sector

Academia, Federal Research Facilities, University Research Consortia, and Other Nonprofit Research Institutions

Key Dates

Industry Sectors

Applications submitted under any of the FY2017 solicitation programs must align with one or more of the following industry sectors.

  • Advanced Manufacturing, with particular interest in additive manufacturing, remote monitoring and sensing, and robotics
  • Cyber Security
  • Energy
  • Environment (water quality only)
  • Information Technology, with particular interest in data analytics
  • Life Sciences, including biotechnology
  • Unmanned Systems

When submitting an application, applicants may choose a relevant secondary industry sector from 11 technology areas drawn from the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap.


Informational webinars discussing the FY2017 solicitation will be available throughout the submission period. Live webinars will be recorded and available for those unable to participate. View webinars below and click on the corresponding link to register; you'll have the option of selecting which session you will attend via each registration link.

  • CRCF FY2017 Solicitation -- Completing the LOI
  • Learn more about the CRCF FY2017 solicitation and details regarding the Letter of Intent (LOI) process. Opportunity for Q&A.
  • CRCF FY2017 Solicitation -- The Application Process
  • Walk through the CRCF application components and submission process, including tips for preparing strong proposals. Opportunity for Q&A.
  • CRCF FY2017 Solicitation -- Completing the Budget
  • Learn more about completing the CRCF Budget / Budget Narrative, as well as the matching fund requirement. Opportunity for Q&A.


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The CRCF is composed of funds appropriated by the General Assembly and any gifts, grants, or donations from public or private sources. Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2.-2233.1, the Fund is administered by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on behalf of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA). Awards may be made to Virginia public or private institutions of higher education or their associated intellectual property foundations and qualified research institutions, federal research facilities located in Virginia, university research consortium that includes Virginia college and university member institutions, other nonprofit research institutions in Virginia, and/or to technology companies within the Commonwealth.