CRCF FY2018 Solicitation

Congratulations to all award recipients under the FY2018 solicitation!

The CRCF FY2018 application window is closed. Information and materials found within these pages will remain available as resources through July 2018.


The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) advances science- and technology-based research, development, and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia, create and foster high-potential technology companies in the Commonwealth, and to encourage and strengthen collaboration and partnerships between the public and private sector. The Fund seeks to advance Virginia's position in strategically important area including, but not limited to human health, cyber security, and smart communities.

$2.5 million is available to award during the single FY2018 round.


The following five (5) programs are available in FY2018. Click on the program for more information.

Private Sector

Academia, Federal Research Facilities, University Research Consortia, and Other Nonprofit Research Institutions

Key Dates



Industry Sectors

Applications submitted under any of the FY2018 solicitation programs must align with one or more of the following industry sectors.

  • Biosciences / MedTech
  • Cyber Security
  • Energy, specifically clean energy
  • Environment, specifically water quality
  • Information Technology, specifically data analytics
  • Unmanned Systems

Webinars and Regional Briefings

Informational webinars discussing the FY2018 solicitation will be available throughout the submission period. Live webinars will be recorded and available for those unable to participate. View webinars below and click on the corresponding link to register; you'll have the option of selecting which session you will attend via each registration link.

  • CRCF FY2018 Solicitation -- Completing the LOI
  • Learn more about the CRCF FY2018 solicitation and details regarding the Letter of Intent (LOI) process. Opportunity for Q&A.
  • CRCF FY2018 Solicitation -- The Application Process
  • Walk through the CRCF application components and submission process, including tips for preparing strong proposals. Opportunity for Q&A.
  • CRCF FY2018 Solicitation -- Completing the Budget
  • Learn more about completing the CRCF Budget / Budget Narrative, as well as the matching fund requirement. Opportunity for Q&A.

In addition, throughout October, the CRCF team traveled across the Commonwealth to brief local communities about the CRCF program and FY2018 funding opportunities. View slides below from each presentation.


Questions regarding the CRCF program? Contact




The CRCF is composed of funds appropriated by the General Assembly and any gifts, grants, or donations from public or private sources. Pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2.-2233.1, the Fund is administered by the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) on behalf of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA). Awards may be made to Virginia public or private institutions of higher education or their associated intellectual property foundations and qualified research institutions, federal research facilities located in Virginia, university research consortium that includes Virginia college and university member institutions, other nonprofit research institutions in Virginia, and/or to technology companies within the Commonwealth.