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.


Governor Ralph Northam Honored Recipients and Leadership of Virginia's Research and Commercialization Funding Programs

Special Event Hosted at the Executive Mansion in Richmond, Virginia

CIT GAP Funds Invests in Buddy to Provide Accident Insurance for Outdoor Lifestyles

Richmond startup launched first on-demand accident insurance to help people fearlessly enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle.​

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) Announces a New Office Location at The Gather in Richmond, Virginia

CIT expands physical presence to the heart of Richmond’s business hub and historic arts district.



Region 3 Data Town Hall

November 19, 2019
Time:10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Join our data culture initiative establishing awareness, facilitating engagement, providing inspiration, and promoting empowerment!

Region 6 Data Town Hall

December 03, 2019
Time:10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Join our data culture initiative establishing awareness, facilitating engagement, providing inspiration, and promoting empowerment!

DOD & NASA SBIR Phase I, II & Commercializaiton Conference

December 04, 2019-December 05, 2019
All Day Event This special two day conference kicks off with a half day DOD SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop broadcast, followed by in-depth guidance on the DOD and NASA SBIR/STTR programs for phase I and phase II proposal development. It concludes with discussions on commercialization, phase III, and tips for business success, and an afternoon of networking and meeting with SBIR agency reps. One & two day, low cost registration options.

CRCF FY2020 Solicitation:

The FY2020 solicitation RFP is out now! Are you commercializing an early-stage, high-potential technology in Virginia? Then CRCF may be for you!

Check out: www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf/fy2020/
for more information on available funding opportunities.

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