Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology announced a Request for Proposals for the newly formed Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF). The CCF aims to foster innovative and collaborative commercialization efforts in Virginia and is offering competitive matching grants up to $100,000 to support companies’ commercialization and market entry goals through product or service development, market research, intellectual property protection, marketing, pilots, and more. High-potential projects are sought in seven strategically important sectors: agricultural and environmental technologies, autonomous systems, clean energy, cybersecurity, data science and analytics, life and health sciences, and space and satellites.
The RFP will remain open until noon on February 8, 2021, the deadline for submitting executive summaries. Between now and early February, the CCF team will host virtual briefings to introduce CCF, the RFP, and answer questions. To view the schedule and register for a session, visit bit.ly/ccf-fy21briefings. Anyone interested in seeking funding for this round is encouraged to attend a briefing.