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

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.

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.

News

CIT’s Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Ario Technologies to Enhance Workforce Training and Increase Safety in Industrial Environments

Norfolk startup’s augmented reality productivity platform reduces downtime in manufacturing, provides remote expert assistance in real time

CIT GAP Funds Invests in Tympanogen to Advance Modern-Day Medical Treatments for Ear, Nose and Throat

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today that CIT GAP Funds has invested in Richmond, VA-based Tympanogen, Inc., a medical technology...

CIT GAP Funds Named Virginia’s Most Active Investor by CB Insights

CIT’s 200+ Investments Span the Commonwealth and Drive Critical Technology Sectors​

Events

Apr
24

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.
Apr
25

NIH & NSF SBIR Proposal Workshop, Charlottesville, VA

April 25, 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.
May
14

Prep to Win DOD SBIR Funding, Norfolk, VA

May 14, 2019
Time:08:30 AM - 01:30 PM This half-day workshop discusses how the DOD SBIR program works, how to plan your approach, how to plan your technology insertion, and how to use SBIR to secure large sole source contracts. This session will also present DOD proposal resources available from the Virginia PTAP network and the Center for Innovative Technology.

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