Commercialization funds

Dental Innovation Program

The Dental Innovation Program supports the development of commercial technologies emerging from the school of dentistry. It is intended to help faculty, residents and students progress their ideas from a laboratory or clinical concept to a proof of principle. The program will fund projects with commercialization potential and is not another source of research funding.

Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund

The Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Link opens in new window (CRCF) advances science- and technology-based research, development, and commercialization to drive economic growth in Virginia. CRCF funding is available to public and private institutions of higher education, private sector businesses, research institutes, federal labs, and political subdivisions. Awards from the Fund further the goals and industry opportunities set forth in the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap.

Center for Innovative Technology GAP Funds

CIT GAP Funds Link opens in new window is a family of seed- and early-stage investment funds placing near-equity and equity investments in Virginia-based technology, life science, and cleantech companies. CIT GAP Funds invests in companies with a high potential for achieving rapid growth and generating significant economic return for entrepreneurs, co-investors and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

VCU Innovation Gateway

The mission of the VCU Innovation Gateway Link opens in new window is to foster a culture of innovation at the university and to protect and commercialize inventions created by the VCU research enterprise for the benefit of society.