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.


MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2018 Session

The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator announced today that it will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Cohort, which will commence on Sept. 24.

CIT Investment Director, Jennifer O’Daniel, to Present Black Hat Innovation Session

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that Investment Director Jennifer O’Daniel has been selected to present a panel at Black Hat...

Increasing access to venture capital for all Virginians

CIT GAP Funds Managing Director and MACH37 President, Tom Weithman, shares insight into how our new investment vehicle, the Virginia Founders Fund, will...



NIH SBIR Contracts Solicitation & Tips from NIH, McLean, VA

September 11, 2018
Time:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM The 2018 HHS SBIR Contracts Solicitations was recently released with a deadline of Oct. 22, 2018. This session will provide an overview of the solicitation, how it differs from the NIH SBIR Omnibus, and will provide special tips for those interested in submitting. NCI is one of the institutes that participate in the HHS SBIR Contracts solicitation -- a rep from NCI will give details on how to engage with NCI on this and other opportunities.

DOD SBIR/STTR Funding Strategy Tips

September 14, 2018
All Day Event This special workshop provides an overview of how the Department of Defense SBIR program works, as well as guidance on how to get the most out of the program should you receive SBIR funding. Ideal for both new applicants as well as SBIR recipients looking to be more successful in transitioning the technology.

CIT Funding Sources & Resources Session, Wise, VA

October 10, 2018
Time:02:00 PM - 05:00 PM These sessions will present overviews on the key funding programs that are managed by the Center for Innovative Technology. Early stage tech firms, pre-startup tech firms, university researchers and other interested in learning about funding sources for technology development are encouraged to attend.

MACH37 Accepting Applications for F18

MACH37 is now accepting applications from information security product startups and security entrepreneurs for its Fall 2018 (F18) Cohort that begins on September 24th.
To learn more, visit www.mach37.com.

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