Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund | Information Session (Pre-registration encouraged)

October 23, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
JMU, Lakeview Hall, Room 1165
298 Port Republic Rd, Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) Information Session

The Center for Innovative Technology ( is pleased to preview the CRCF FY2019 solicitation, identifying programs offered, eligibility criteria, and other high-level information. Approximately $2.4 million is available to award. The RFP will be issued in early October and will include complete criteria, including program guidelines and application materials. CRCF staff will be present at JMU’s Lakeview Hall on October 23rd for a regional briefing and will answer questions. Use the form below to register.

Webinar (WebEx)

For those unable to attend the information session, a webinar is available. Individuals can join using the WebEx app (incl. video) or can call in. Webex and parking info will be emailed to registered attendees closer to the event date (registration form below).


The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) advances science- and technology-based research, development, and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia, create and foster high-potential technology companies in the Commonwealth, and to encourage and strengthen collaboration and partnerships between the public and private sector.

Industry Sectors

Applications submitted under any FY2019 solicitation program must align with one or more of the following industry sectors and, where indicated, subsectors.

  • Cyber Security, with particular interest in applications for autonomous systems, identity management, cloud infrastructure, and Internet of Things
  • Energy, specifically clean energy
  • Information Technology, specifically data analytics
  • Life Sciences, with particular interest in precision medicine, neuroscience, and medtech
  • Unmanned Systems


A single solicitation will be offered in FY2019, with five programs available for funding: Commercialization, SBIR Matching Funds, STTR Matching Funds, Matching Funds, and Eminent Researcher Recruitment.

The CRCF programs support commercialization goals through technology development in Virginia. CRCF monies additionally may be used for market validation, intellectual property protection, acquisition of materials and supplies, and/or other efforts that further technology commercialization and drive economic benefits to Virginia. Projects must be based upon sound scientific principles and present an opportunity for valid research.

More information about the CRCF FY2019 Solicitation (Preview)

Questions? For location and logistics, call the Shen. Valley Technology Council at 540.568.7882, For CRCF questions, please contact CIT at (703) 689-3000 or


Parking will be available outside of Lakeview Hall in lot L. Please see the following map of the JMU Lake Area: (Lakeview Hall and lot L are located in the lower left corner). Parking permits will be necessary to park for those who do not have a current JMU parking permit. Prior to parking please pick up a parking permit at the entrance of the building.

See form below to register.

(Webex info will be sent after registration, prior to the event date, by email)