ReAlta Life Sciences Announces FDA Orphan Drug Designation for PIC1 for the Treatment of Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

PIC1 positioned as a novel pharmacological intervention to improve survival and cognitive outcomes for newborns affected by devastating disease

CRCF FY19 Award Recipient, JKM Technologies, Featured on NPR Segment

This fall, NPR's "How I Built This with Guy Raz" featured CRCF FY19 awardee, Dr. Casey Kerrigan, and her unique approach to making shoes using 3D printing.

CRCF Award Recipients from ReAlta Life Sciences and EVMS Developing Potential Treatment for 'Blue Babies'

Neel Krishna, a microbiologist who studies astroviruses at EVMS, and Dr. Kenji Cunnion, an infectious disease pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of the...


The Commonwealth STEM Industry Partnership (CSIIP) connects companies offering paid internship opportunities to Virginia undergraduate students looking for these positions. CSIIP is a free, online tool funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and with strong support from the Virginia Governor’s Office.


The CIT research and development (R&D) service line supports the commercialization of research and emerging solutions as well as the creation of an innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Virginia.

CIT R&D is managing or supporting the following projects:

  • Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) - CRCF invests in research, technology development, and commercialization at Virginia colleges and universities, companies, federal labs, and other research institutions to advance high-potential technologies and drive economic growth in the Commonwealth.
  • Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap - The Roadmap is a strategic planning tool that identifies key industry sectors with commercial promise and worthy of institutional focus and economic development for Virginia. Information gathered from Virginia industry, academia, research institutes, economic developers, and others includes regional technology strengths and priorities.

CIT R&D serves on the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Advisory Council, a coalition of CIT, five Virginia colleges and universities, NASA, state educational agencies, and other institutions representing diverse aerospace education and research. CIT's President and CEO sits on the VSGC Board of Directors.

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