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’s Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Micronic Technologies to Improve Water Purification Technology

Patented technology cleans water from any source at less cost, more efficiently, and more effectively than any other technology on the market

CIT's Weithman and O'Daniel Joined by 9 Portfolio Companies on DCA Live Cyber Starts List

The Washington, DC region has become ground zero for the cyber security industry as dozens of great entrepreneurs and innovators have chosen this area...

Securiosity Podcast: Welcome to breach week

Securiosity Podcast: Welcome to breach week​



NASA SBIR: Practical Tips to Writing a NASA SBIR Proposal - WEBINAR

January 22, 2019
Time:02:00 PM - 03:00 PM This session is ideal for anyone targeting the pending NASA 2019 SBIR/STTR opportunity. The SBIR and STTR solicitations will each open on Jan. 7, 2019, and close on March 8, 2019. Info on the program is available HERE: https://sbir.gsfc.nasa.gov/prg_sched_anncmnt .

Info Session on National Institute of Drug Abuse SBIR Funding

January 23, 2019
Time:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR), will award more than $45 million in FY2019 to small businesses and researchers to develop new drug discovery and development-enabling technologies, useful research tools for conducting basic research, medical devices and mobile health applications in the areas of addiction and abuse broadly.

NIH & NSF SBIR Proposal Workshop, Falls Church, VA

April 24, 2019
All Day Event This all-day training workshop is designed to provide in depth guidance on how to write a compelling SBIR/STTR Proposal to the National Science Foundation and/or the National Institutes of Health. Both agencies will be covered this session! Learn how the SBIR/STTR programs work, how to plan your approach, and follow a step-by-step process to writing a compelling NIH and/or NSF SBIR/STTR proposal.

CRCF Application Deadlines Approaching

Applications for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) for the Commercialization, SBIR Matching Funds, and STTR Matching Funds Programs are due Tuesday, January 15 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). For the Matching Funds and Eminent Researcher Recruitment Programs, applications are due by Thursday, January 31 at 12:00 p.m. Deadlines are firm and late submissions are not accepted. 

For more information, please visit the
CRCF FY2019 Solicitation page.

Virginia Founders Fund

The Virginia Founders Fund is designed to promote collaboration and support for regionally based innovation initiatives and to increase investment opportunities for entrepreneurs traditionally underrepresented in venture capital.  The Fund is dedicated to investments in minorities, women, and veterans across the Commonwealth, or other entrepreneurs located in regions outside of Northern Virginia.
For more information, visit: www.cit.org/virginiafoundersfund