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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

R&D & Commercialization Funding Briefing, Harrisonburg, VA

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM



FY20 CRCF Details, SBIR/STTR Tips, and CIT GAP Funds Process Join us, and our hosts, James Madison University and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, as we present information on CIT's Funding Programs. These include the FY20 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF), tips on SBIR/STTR grants, and how to engage with CIT GAP Funds and Virginia Founders Fund.

AGENDA:

 

1:00PM-1:30PM:  Check-in / Registration

 

1:30PM-2:15PM -- FY20 CRCF BRIEFING:

The FY20 CRCF will award approximately $2.5 million to Virginia's private sector, higher education, federal research facilities, and other research organizations through five programs: Commercialization, SBIR Matching Funds, STTR Matching Funds, Matching Funds, and Eminent Researcher Recruitment. Award caps range from $75,000 to $250,000. CRCF accelerates innovation and drives economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and global problems through technology research, development, and commercialization. CRCF will invite high potential technology development projects in five targeted industries: Clean Energy; Cyber Security; Data Analytics; Life Sciences; and Unmanned Systems. Hear an overview of eligibility criteria, solicitation timeline, application process, the Letter of Intent (LOI) with a revised approach this year, and tips for creating strong submissions.

 

2:15PM-2:30PM -- SBIR/STTR TIPS & SUPPORT FOR VIRGINIA APPLICANTS

The federal SBIR and STTR programs award over $3B annually to small tech firms in order to develop early stage, high risk, high payoff technology. 11 agencies participate, with awards ranging from $100K to $1.5M. SBIR proposal tips will be provided, as well as a preview of the Oct. 16-17 NIH/NSF SBIR & Commercialization Conference in Roanoke, VA

 

2:30PM-2:45PM -- CIT GAP FUNDs & VIRGINIA FOUNDERS FUND

CIT GAP Funds provides equity investments to early stage, high growth potential companies. CIT GAP Funds invests up to $250K in seed stage tech, clean tech/energy, life science and tech-enabled services companies. A companion fund, VFF, focuses on investments in women-owned, veteran-owned or minority-owned start-ups, as well as start-ups located in traditionally underserved regions of Virginia.

 

2:45PM-3:00PM -- Q&A

 

TIMES:

1-1:30PM Registration / Check-in

1:30PM-3PM Funding Briefings

 

LOCATION:
JMU Ice House.

127 W. Bruce Street

Harrisonburg, VA

 

PARKING OPTIONS:

1. JMU Lot @ 164 West Bruce St. -- Lot is split into two sections. Please only park in the JMU Lot (Lower Portion, NOT the Upper section where towing will occur). Then come inside (127 W. Bruce St.), get a parking tag, and place it on the car dash.

 

2. Water Street Parking Deck @ 89 W. Water St., Harrisonburg, VA (this is a 4 minute walk to the event)

 

3. City of Harrisonburg Municipal Lot @ S. Liberty St./W. Bruce Street, Harrisonburg, VA (this is a three minute walk to the event)

 

PRICE:

FREE -- Advance registration reguested due to space limitations as venue.

 

Questions:  crcf@cit.org or robert.brooke@cit.org

 

REGISTRATION:

CLICK HERE To REGISTER

 

Thanks to our hosts, James Madison Univesity and the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council

 

The event funded in part through a grant award with the US Small Business Administration.

 

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