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CIT Previews CRCF FY2017 Solicitation

Tuesday, September 13, 2016  
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Information for the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) FY2017 solicitation is now available from the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT).

CRCF will invite technology development projects in seven targeted industries: advanced manufacturing, cyber security, energy, environment, information technology, life sciences, and unmanned systems. The RFP is planned for early October and will include program-specific guidelines and other application resources.

Approximately $2.8 million is available to award to Virginia's private sector, higher education, federal research facilities, and other research organizations through five programs: Commercialization, SBIR Matching Funds, STTR Matching Funds, Matching Funds, and Eminent Researcher Recruitment. Award caps range from $50,000 to $250,000.

Click here for more information on high-level program information, including industry subsectors, eligibility criteria, and key dates.

CRCF staff will host webinars and field questions about this round with the release of the RFP; a curated list of FAQs is available now and you can click here to see a complete list of previous awardees.

CRCF accelerates innovation and drives economic growth in Virginia by advancing solutions to important state, national, and global problems through technology research, development, and commercialization. Industry sectors eligible for CRCF funding are drawn from the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap, which identifies research areas worthy of economic development and institutional focus in Virginia.

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