CIT announced today that its CIT GAP Funds portfolio company, WireTough Cylinders LLC, a leading U.S. and worldwide manufacturer of patented wire-wrapped pressure vessels located in Bristol, Va., received the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) U3 approval to produce low-cost storage tanks rated for maximum pressures up to 15,000 psi, a major boost for renewable energy production in Virginia and beyond.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a new statewide initiative to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage. The Governor announced the initiative at a ceremony to sign House Bill 912, which clarifies and improves the process for installing communications infrastructure, benefiting rural communities.
CRCF Awardee - Dr. John Swaddle, Professor of Biology at the College of William & Mary, recently gave a TEDx Talk regarding his CRCF-funded technology to displace nuisance birds from airfields, reducing air strike risks, agricultural losses, and repair and clean-up costs associated with problematic birds:
FY15 CRCF Awardee - Dr. Zhenyu Li, Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the GWU Virginia Science and Technology Campus, is developing an ECG sensor in the form of a wearable finger ring.