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

Governor Northam Announces FY2018 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Awards

Governor Ralph Northam announced today nearly $2.7 million in funding in support of 34 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards. The...

US Department of Transportation Announces Virginia Wins Bid to Participate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration have announced Virginia's selection as a participant in the Unmanned Aircraft...

Governor Northam Announces Creation of the Virginia Founders Fund

Governor Ralph Northam announces the creation of the Virginia Founders Fund, a new seed-stage fund that increases access to venture capital in Virginia....

Events

Jun
27

SBIR/STTR Proposal Workshop

June 27, 2018
All Day Event SBIR grants (Small Business Innovation Research) and it's sister STTR grant program (Small Business Technology Transfer) provide $150K - $1.5M in early stage R&D funding for high risk, new technology development. 11 participating federal agencies use this program to fund early stage technology development that will help them meet their missions. SBIR/STTR represents 25% of all seed funding available in the US, with over $2.5B available in 2018.
Jun
28

NOVA Entrepreneurs Funding Forum

June 28, 2018
Time:08:00 AM - 11:00 AM Join us on Thursday, June 28th, at the NOVA Entrepreneurs Funding Forum at the Valo Park in Tysons Corner, Virginia. This informational session is designed to assist entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses launch and or grow their businesses in Northern Virginia.
Jun
28

Project Planning, Cost Estimating & Mangement for Early Stage Contractors

June 28, 2018
Time:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM This event imparts both practical processes and real-world tools needed for any Project Manager to create a “locally-controllable PM culture” to take control of their project’s destiny.

CRCF FY2018 Awards

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced nearly $2.7 million in funding in support of 34 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards. The projects represent exciting advancements in six industries: biosciences and medical technologies, cyber security, clean energy, water quality, data analytics and unmanned systems.
For more information, visit: www.cit.org/initiatives/crcf.

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