CRCF FY2019 Solicitation

Goal

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 areas including, but not limited to human health, cyber security, smart communities, and unmanned systems.

$2.4 million is available to award during the single FY2019 round.

Programs

Five programs are available in FY2019. Click on the program name for more information and to access program-specific materials. The link to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) is accessible from each program page.

Private Sector Academia, University Research Consortia, Federal Labs, and Other Nonprofit Research Institutions
Commercialization Program Matching Funds Programs
SBIR and STTR Matching Funds Programs Eminent Researcher Recruitment Programs

 

Key Dates

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Industry Sectors

Applications submitted under any of the FY2019 programs must align with one or more of the following industry sectors:

  • Clean Energy
  • Cyber Security, with particular interest in applications for autonomous systems, identity management, cloud infrastructure, and Internet of Things
  • Data Analytics
  • Life Sciences, with particular interest in precision medicine, neuroscience, and medtech
  • Unmanned Systems

Resources

Many resources are available to aid applicants in understanding the CRCF programs, processes, and preparing strong applications and associated materials. Visit the CRCF FY2019 Resources page to access recorded webinars - full-length and topic-specific "shorts", register for virtual Q&A sessions, register for regional briefings, and download the FAQs and sample documents. The CRCF team also is available for questions by emailing crcf@cit.org.