CIT - The Center for Innovative Technology


CIT's Federal Funding Assistance Program identifies and accelerates opportunities for Virginia's small technology businesses to obtain SBIR, STTR and other government contracts. As the leader of SBIR initiatives in Virginia, CIT will provide guidance, direction, training and valuable resources to enhance the competitiveness of your SBIR/STTR proposal strategy.

CIT Supports Virginia’s Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR Applicants:

  • SBIR strategy consultation and mentoring
  • Low cost Phase I and Phase II proposal training and review courses
  • Discounts with proposal consultants (proposal prep & proposal review)
  • Discounts on proposal preparation software
  • Referral to law firm for free IP and patent consultation
  • Discounts on federal cost accounting solutions and CPA services
  • Commercialization plan assistance
  • Intro to 3rd party capital
  • VC/Angel Capital “Readiness” review
  • Funding assistance to qualified first time Phase I and/or Phase II applicants to help pay for proposal development resources

SBIR/STTR Training Programs:

As the lead organization in Virginia for SBIR and STTR support, CIT hosts several low-cost SBIR/STTR training courses throughout the year to assist Virginia-based firms in their efforts to learn how to compete more effectively in many stages of the SBIR/STTR program. We encourage interested firms to take advantage of these training opportunities at the appropriate time as CIT puts significant costs into the planning and implementation of these events. Full day workshops take place at locations across the Commonwealth each year in Northern Virginia, Blacksburg/Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, and in Norfolk/Hampton. Special roadshows are often planned to provide shorter training sessions in other parts of the state. Some training sessions may be focused on a specific agency, while others are “all-agency” training sessions. Additionally, special webinars are held on a periodic basis to facilitate training on short topics. These webinars are recorded for follow on viewing. All events are low cost for Virginia based firms and Virginia based university researchers.

CIT Entrepreneur Webinars:

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CIT Sponsored SBIR Workshops:

Check out upcoming SBIR workshops and conferences offered by CIT

National SBIR/STTR Training Programs:

Two annual SBIR conferences (all agencies participate) and one annual NIH SBIR conference are typically held each year at different locations. One of these National Conferences is held in the Washington DC area. There are also targeted SBIR conferences hosted by DoD, NSF and other agencies specific to their needs related to commercialization and transition efforts. See your agency for participation information.

SBIR Overview Sheet – a quick overview of the SBIR/STTR program

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Latest Federal Funding Newsletter & Blog

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Additional Resources

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CIT Supports Virginia-based firms

CIT’s Federal Funding Assistance Program works exclusively with Virginia based technology firms in their efforts to win SBIR and STTR awards. There is no cost to participate in this mentoring program (there are small fees to attend various training courses however). Timing is important – contact CIT to learn more about the assistance available to you.

CIT - The Center for Innovative Technology 2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 600, Herndon, VA 20170-4228

Phone: (703) 689-3000 | Fax: (703) 689-3041