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Oct 10, 2018 08:22 PM

CIT Investment Director, Jen O’Daniel, to Speak at Alberta Innovates Symposium

CIT is pleased to announce that Jennifer O’Daniel, Investment Director, will speak at the 2018 Alberta Innovates Future of Cyber Security Symposium in Calgary. In support of Cyber Security Awareness Month (CSAM), an internationally recognized campaign held each October to advocate for the importance of cyber security, the symposium targets cyber security stakeholders interested in gaining deeper industry knowledge and the opportunity to network.

Oct 09, 2018 03:27 PM

CIT Announces FY2019 Solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

CIT announced today the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY2019.

Oct 08, 2018 01:33 PM

Tracy Tynan Joins CIT as Director of Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems

CIT announced today that it has hired Tracy Tynan as the new Director of the Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems. Tynan joins CIT with more than 15 years of economic and community development experience in Virginia. In this role, Tynan’s main focus will be to increase collaboration and communication among the various entities engaged with unmanned systems across the Commonwealth, with the goal of growing unmanned systems economic activity and benefit in Virginia.

Oct 02, 2018 01:54 PM

CIT and NTIA to Cohost Virginia Broadband Summit

CIT, in partnership with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA Program, will host the Virginia Broadband Summit in Roanoke, Virginia on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.​

Sep 27, 2018 08:29 PM

CIT Announces Funding Sources Series for October 2018

CIT announced today that it will host a series of events throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide an overview of funding sources and programs available for Virginia-based researchers and entrepreneurs.​

Sep 25, 2018 06:03 PM

CIT Investment Director Marco Rubin to Speak at 2018 Global Security Exchange

CIT today announced that Senior Investment Director, Marco Rubin, will speak at the 2018 Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas. Formerly known as the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, GSX is one of the most comprehensive security events in the world, uniting cyber and operational security professionals from across the private and public sectors to explore the current and future security landscape, exchange ideas, expand global connection

Sep 06, 2018 02:56 PM

CIT GAP Funds Portfolio Company, TypeZero Technologies, Acquired by Dexcom

CIT is proud to announce that its CIT GAP Funds portfolio company, TypeZero Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Dexcom, Inc., the leader in continuous glucose monitoring for people with diabetes. In 2015, CIT GAP Funds led TypeZero’s seed round, furthering the development of the startup’s diabetes management technology that was licensed from the University of Virginia.

Aug 28, 2018 01:49 PM

CIT GAP Funds Invests in Embody

CIT announced today that CIT GAP Funds has invested in Embody, a Norfolk, Virginia based medical device company developing collagen-based products for the treatment of tendon and ligament injuries. The 757 Angels led this investment in Embody’s convertible debt round, alongside CIT and individual investors.​

Jul 27, 2018 01:19 PM

MACH37 Cyber Accelerator Opens Applications for Fall 2018 Session

The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator announced today that it will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2018 Cohort, which will commence on Sept. 24.

Jul 24, 2018 06:34 PM

CIT Investment Director, Jennifer O’Daniel, to Present Black Hat Innovation Session

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced that Investment Director Jennifer O’Daniel has been selected to present a panel at Black Hat USA. The session, titled Understanding the Security Startup Market: Follow the Money, will take place on August 9th and will include representatives from the venture capital community and security entrepreneurs to discuss how venture capital works in the security startup market.

Jul 22, 2018 01:42 PM

Increasing access to venture capital for all Virginians

CIT GAP Funds Managing Director and MACH37 President, Tom Weithman, shares insight into how our new investment vehicle, the Virginia Founders Fund, will help increase access to venture capital for all Virginians.

Jul 16, 2018 01:54 PM

Scoop News Group Launches Securiosity Podcast

Scoop News Group launched Securiosity, a brand-new podcast about cybersecurity, featuring co-hosts Greg Otto, editor-in-chief of CyberScoop, and Jennifer O'Daniel, investment director of CIT GAP Funds and MACH37. The series explores the latest security and privacy news and features interviews with leaders from the private and public sectors on how they view the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.​

Jun 29, 2018 02:44 PM

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).

Jun 27, 2018 03:41 PM

CIT and FCEDA to Co-Host NOVA Entrepreneurs Funding Forum

CIT and FCEDA to host informational session featuring speakers, panels and conversations which highlight new funding opportunities for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses in Northern Virginia ​

Jun 27, 2018 01:00 PM

CIT Advances Regional and National Network to Source, Qualify and Close Deals

In an ongoing effort to drive innovation and entrepreneurship, the Center for Innovative Technology’s (CIT) GAP Funds has invested in over 200 high-potential, early-stage companies likely to achieve rapid growth and generate significant economic return. Since it’s 2005 formation, CIT GAP Funds has infused an additional $600M+ of private placements onto the balance sheets of portfolio companies.

Jun 25, 2018 08:17 PM

DHS S&T Partners with New Innovators to Bring Smart Cities Technologies to First Responders

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and its research and development partners today selected 13 U.S. and international companies to develop smart cities technologies to assist public safety.

Jun 12, 2018 02:35 PM

NASA SBIR Success Story : Pancopia

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

Jun 12, 2018 02:33 PM

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 20, 2018.

Jun 04, 2018 07:33 PM

Governor Northam Announces FY2018 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Awards

Governor Ralph Northam announced today nearly $2.7 million in funding in support of 34 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards. The projects represent exciting advancements in six industries: biosciences and medical technologies, cyber security, clean energy, water quality, data analytics and unmanned systems.

May 25, 2018 02:29 PM

Dr. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay was named a 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award for VCU by SVHEV and Dominion Energy

CRCF FY15 Recipient - Dr. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay named a 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award for VCU by SVHEV and Dominion Energy

May 16, 2018 02:24 PM

VCU Innovation Gateway 2017 Annual Report Profiles CRCF awardee and SME: Barbara Boyan

The 2017 Annual Report for VCU Innovation Gateway profiles a CRCF awardee and Subject Mater Expert: Barbara Boyan. For the purposes of the Innovation Gateway Annual Report, she is Dean of the School of Engineering and became a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors (VCU's first fellow); Dayanjan "Shanaka" Wijesinghe, a SME.

May 14, 2018 02:15 PM

VCU Innovation Gateway and the National Academy of Inventors Gather to Celebrate Academic Innovation

Several VCU faculty members associated with CRCF inducted into the National Academy of Inventors

May 09, 2018 06:10 PM

US Department of Transportation Announces Virginia Wins Bid to Participate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration have announced Virginia's selection as a participant in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. The Program helps tackle the most significant challenges to integrating drones into the national airspace to reduce risks to public safety and security.

May 04, 2018 07:48 PM

Pioneering new 3-D cancer model to speed new treatments

Spotlight on CRCF FY13 Recipient - HemoShear

May 02, 2018 07:47 PM

Innovative Water Purification System for Space Exploration Wins National Commercialization Award

Pancopia, an FY2016 CRCF awardee, wins the Federal Lab Consortium National 2018 Excellence in Technology Transfer Project of the Year Award, based on work with NASA.

Apr 15, 2018 01:56 PM

Governor Ralph Northam Announces 2018 Outstanding STEM Award Recipients

CRCF FY2017 award recipient, Dr. Samy El-Shall from VCU, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Scientist of the Year.

Apr 12, 2018 08:23 PM

Governor Northam Announces Creation of the Virginia Founders Fund

Governor Ralph Northam announces the creation of the Virginia Founders Fund, a new seed-stage fund that increases access to venture capital in Virginia. The fund, administered by CIT, promotes further collaboration and support for regionally based innovation initiatives and increases investment opportunities for Virginia-based entrepreneurs traditionally underrepresented in venture capital.

Mar 22, 2018 02:41 PM

Bird behavior may help solve human problems

Dr. John Swaddle, CRCF FY14 Recipient and Professor of Biology at W&M, provides insight on how his team is using sound to save birds and agricultural assets

Mar 19, 2018 05:38 PM

VT team develops novel 3-D printed high-performance polymer that could be used in space

A Virginia Tech team has recently received considerable press on their work in 3D printing, as, notably, their discovery on the mSl of the polyimide Kapton stands as the highest temperature polymer 3D printed. The team has been featured in numerous outlets. Virginia Tech’s work was funded through CRCF in FY2012 to develop a micro-stereolithography (mSl) systems and nanocomposite photopolymers for the fabrication of 3D microscale nanocomposites.

Mar 13, 2018 08:27 PM

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Tech to Receive $1.1 Million Grant from the Virginia Research Investment Fund

Virginia Tech’s Dr. Rafael Davalos was the recipient of a $1.1M Virginia Research Investment Fund (VRIF) award to support a medical device that will use low-energy electric fields to treat brain tumors. Davalos, through his role in Virginia Tech and spin-out company VoltMed, is the recipient of multiple CRCF awards that has also helped develop this technology to its current stage.


Dr. Michael Friedlander Named One of 50 Most Influential Virginians

Dr. Michael Friedlander, VP for Health Sciences and Technology at Virginia Tech and Executive Director of the VT Carilion Research Institute, has been named one of the 50 most influential Virginians by Virginia Business. Friedlander is a multi-solicitation CRCF award recipient, namely for the Eminent Researcher Recruitment Program, through which he has recruited talented and connected researchers to Virginia Tech from institutions across the country, strengthening Tech’s research superiority.


Governor Northam Announces Virginia as Recipient of Smart Cities Grant

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia was been selected as a recipent of a 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant. The grant program, administered by the Smart Cities Council, sought applications from across North America and selected communities that are looking to apply new smart technologies to improve community livability, workability, sustainability, and resilience.

Feb 12, 2018 06:37 PM

Countering the Attack of the Drones

Justus Graham, CEO of Counter-Drone Research Corporation was interviewed in a June 2017 issue of Military Training and Simulation Magazine. CDRC is an FY2016 and FY2017 CRCF award recipient for their work to detect and localize rogue UAS and remotely seize control of the vehicle to force a safe landing.​


UVA Engineering Tapped to Lead $27.5 Million Center to Reinvent Computing

UVA recently announced the establishment of CRISP (Center for Research in Intelligent Storage and Processing in Memory), which will bring together researchers from eight universities to remove the separation between memories that store data and processers that operate on the data. CRCF funding helped UVa researchers develop the preliminary results that helped them become selected.

Jan 22, 2018 09:16 PM

418 Intelligence Corp. Receives $350K from DHS S&T to Create Platform to Spur Cybersecurity Controls Information-Sharing

CRCF FY2017 award recipient, 418 Intelligence Corp., has been awarded $350,000 from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) to develop a forecasting platform that will help critical infrastructure owners and system operators share and keep abreast of the latest developments in cybersecurity protection.

Jan 09, 2018 03:10 PM

CIT Issues Request for Innovators for Smart City Innovation Lab

CIT announced a Request for Innovators (RFI) for the Smart Cities Internet of Things Innovation (SCITI) Labs. CIT, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), TechNexus, and Smart City Works are seeking to prototype new internet of things (IoT) and smart city technologies for emergency response and management.

Nov 27, 2017 07:08 PM

Governor McAuliffe Announces CIT-VITA Partnership to Link Technology Companies with State Government

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) has partnered with the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to research, share and evaluate businesses who have made advancements in information technology (IT) that may be of value to state government. The partnership will be carried out by VITA’s Innovation Center of Excellence (ICE).

Nov 20, 2017 08:56 PM

Governor McAuliffe Announces Initial Findings and Recommendations Report of the Virginia Smart Communities Working Group

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the release of the Initial Findings and Recommendations Report of the Virginia Smart Communities Working Group (VASC). This report is in response to Executive Directive 13 which created the working group to develop a strategy positioning Virginia as a leader in Smart Communities.

Oct 17, 2017 02:15 PM

CRCF Awardee - HemoShear Therapeutics Enters Into Exclusive Drug Discovery Partnership In Liver Diseases

HemoShear Therapeutics, which received FY2012 and FY2013 funding to develop and validate their baseline human vascular and liver surrogate biological systems for new drug discovery, announced a new partnership in liver disease drug discovery with Takeda.

Oct 05, 2017 03:54 PM

CIT Announces FY2018 Solicitation for Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

CIT announced today the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Request for Proposals (RFP) for FY2018.

Aug 08, 2016 04:06 PM

CIT Announces the Second Round of EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and the U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today the kickoff of EMERGE 2016: Wearable Technology, an expansion of the successful pilot begun last year that accelerated the delivery of the latest innovative wearable technologies for first responders.

Jun 05, 2014 02:03 PM

CIT Announces Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2014 Spring Solicitation Awards

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling nearly $3 million for the purpose of funding targeted areas of research with commercial promise. Twenty-seven organizations from academia and industry in the Commonwealth received this commercialization support, which is aligned with the Commonwealth Research and Technology (R&T) Strategic Roadmap.

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