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 Investment Director, Jen O’Daniel, to Speak at Alberta Innovates Symposium

CIT is pleased to announce that Jennifer O’Daniel, Investment Director, will speak at the 2018 Alberta Innovates Future of Cyber Security Symposium in...

CIT Announces FY2019 Solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

CIT announced today the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY2019.

Tracy Tynan Joins CIT as Director of Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems

CIT announced today that it has hired Tracy Tynan as the new Director of the Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems. Tynan joins CIT with more than 15 years...

Events

Oct
18

CRCF FY19 Funding Opportunities - Fredericksburg

October 18, 2018
Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Join us on Thursday, October 18, to learn about funding available through the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), a Commonwealth of Virginia program managed by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).
Oct
22

CRCF FY19 Funding Opportunities - GMU

October 22, 2018
Time:04:00 PM - 06:00 PM Join us on Monday, October 22, to learn about funding available through the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), a Commonwealth of Virginia program managed by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).
Oct
23

CRCF FY19 Funding Opportunites - Charlottesville

October 23, 2018
Time:09:00 AM - 10:30 AM Join us on Tuesday, October 23, to learn about funding available through the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), a Commonwealth of Virginia program managed by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).

CIT Funding Sources   Event Series

In October, CIT will host a series of events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide an overview of funding sources and programs available for Virginia-based researchers and entrepreneurs. Events are scheduled for Abingdon, Blacksburg, Charlottesville, Danville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Norfolk, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Roanoke, Sweet Briar, Williamsburg and Wise.
For more details, view our latest announcement.

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