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

Securiosity Podcast: Welcome to breach week

Securiosity Podcast: Welcome to breach week​

CIT's Virginia Founders Fund Invests in Richmond-based Wearable Augmented Reality Startup ARtGlass

ARtGlass, which provides augmented reality experiences on smartglasses to cultural and historic sites, today closed a $1.3 million angel financing round.

CIT GAP Funds Invests in Student Opportunity Center to Strengthen College-To-Career Pathways

SaaS platform enables higher education institutions to centralize, manage and deliver experimental learning opportunities to students.

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CRCF Private Sector
LOI Deadline

The first Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline is quickly approaching! LOIs from the private sector (Commercialization or SBIR / STTR Matching Funds Programs) are due by noon on Thursday, November 8! If you are a technology company in Virginia with a high-potential product or service on the path towards commercialization, submit your LOI today! LOIs for the Matching Funds and Eminent Researcher Recruitment Programs are due by Tuesday, November 27. 

For more information, please visit the
CRCF FY19 Solicitation page.

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