IEEE honors two ECE professors for their outstanding contributions

Two of DMPI’s founders were recognized this year by being elevated to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

NASA SBIR Success Story : Pancopia

2-time CRCF award recipient, Pancopia, featured on the NASA SBIR website.

Virginia Tech convenes first Blockchain Symposium, 'Promise and Peril of Disrupting the Trust Business'

Peter Menegay, CRCF project PI, participated as a panelist in the first Blacksburg Blockchain Symposium held at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg on April...

Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) accelerates innovation and economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and international problems through technology research, development, and commercialization.

We are excited to preview the FY2019 funding round! Check out the FY2019 Solicitation Preview for high-level information on the programs, eligibility criteria, key dates, and upcoming briefings. The RFP will be announced in early October with complete information. Stay tuned to this page or add yourself to the CRCF listserv for future announcements and opportunities by clicking hereQuestions may be directed to the CRCF team via

Congratulations to all award recipients under the FY2018 solicitation!

Proposals submitted to CRCF undergo a multi-stage review process. The process includes assessment by subject matter experts (SMEs), followed by evaluation and award recommendations made by the Research and Technology Investment Advisory Committee (RTIAC) to the CIT Board of Directors. The review process culminates with award decisions made by the Board. CRCF awards contribute to the Commonwealth’s overall plan to enhance economic development through technology research and commercialization and, as such, CRCF awards must further the goals set forth in the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic RoadmapIn addition to identifying research areas worthy of economic development and institutional focus, the Roadmap provides a framework for aligning key industry sectors within the state.

Since its inception in FY2012, CRCF has announced more than 300 awards totaling more than $25 million. View the growing list of recipients, including our FY2018 awardees.

CRCF Annual Reports are available on Virginia’s Legislative Information System (LIS)’s website. View the FY2017 CRCF Annual Report.

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