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

Scoop News Group Launches Securiosity Podcast

Scoop News Group launched Securiosity, a brand-new podcast about cybersecurity, featuring co-hosts Greg Otto, editor-in-chief of CyberScoop, and Jennifer...

CIT and FCEDA to Co-Host NOVA Entrepreneurs Funding Forum

CIT and FCEDA to host informational session featuring speakers, panels and conversations which highlight new funding opportunities for entrepreneurs, startups...

CIT Advances Regional and National Network to Source, Qualify and Close Deals

In an ongoing effort to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, the Center for Innovative Technology’s (CIT) GAP Funds has invested in over 200 high-potential,...

Events

Jul
17

SmarterRoads Hackathon: Northern Virginia

July 17, 2018-July 18, 2018
Time:09:00 AM - 04:30 PM The Virginia Department of Transportation presents its next installment of the SmarterRoads Hackathon and Idea Jam series. The two-day event will be held on Tuesday, July 17, through Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1776's Crystal City Campus.
Jul
31

NIH SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep & Commercialization Plannning Workshop, Herndon, VA

July 31, 2018-August 01, 2018
All Day Event This 1.5 day workshop presents an in depth guide to writing a compelling NIH SBIR/STTR proposal. The NIH has over $1B available each year via SBIR/STTR, funding early stage, high risk research on projects that have a high potential to make a big impact. Learn how to plan, engage with the NIH, and begin to write a compelling and compliant proposal. This event is especially useful for those targeting the September 5, 2018 NIH SBIR/STTR deadlines. Presented by Becky Aistrop of BBC ETC.

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