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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Funding Sources for Technology R&D and Commercialization, Abingdon, VA

09:00 AM - 12:00 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.

AGENDA

  • 9:00AM-9:10AM:  Welcome
  • 9:10AM-10:00AM: Overview of the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY19 Solicitation Announcement!  Learn about the grants for private sector AND Academia!
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM:  Intro to Federal SBIR/STTR Funding & CIT's SBIR Support Programs -- Learn how 11 Federal Agencies award $150K-$1.5M in grants to fund early stage research (over $3B each year awarded!). 
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM:  CIT's GAP & Virginia Founders Fund Overview -- learn about the new VFF program that seeks to invest in co's across Virginia as well as invest in women, minority, and Veteran owned tech firms.
  • 11:0AM-11:30AM:  Local Support Resource Panel -- Presentations by: Cindy Brown Field, Dir. Virginia Highlands Small Business Development Center (SBDC); Jeff Webb, President, Southwestern Virginia Technology Council (SWTC)
  • 11:30-Noon: Networking

LOCATION:
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24210

COST:
FREE -- Registration Required

QUESTIONS:  Robert Brooke, robert.brooke@cit.org 703-689-3080

REGISTER:  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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