Move your technology from the lab to market with the support of the Commonwealth! $3.4 million is available to award through the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund's FY2016 solicitation to the private sector, higher education, and research facilities. CRCF has invested $16.5 million in nearly 200 projects over the last four years -- your technology could be next!
Starting in 2016, the University of Virginia will be propelling entrepreneurship into the market like never before. The University’s new Seed Fund will deploy $10 million over 10 years to help commercialize UVA technologies and opportunities.
MadiDrop, a Charlottesville startup business, is on the threshold of positively affecting the lives of potentially billions of people worldwide. MadiDrop is a porous, biodegradable ceramic tablet designed to release silver ions that will disinfect water. One tablet can be reused continuously for six months, potentially purifying about 500 gallons of water.
Women in Tech recently hosted Tracey Greene, CBIC's Executive Director, and Cassandra Stish, CBIC Board Member, for its inaugural TechTober Update. Greene and Stish led the discussion about the crucial importance of policy to the survival and growth of our local and statewide tech community.
Charlottesville’s tech community is on the rise. If you’ve ever stopped by this small Virginia town you will have heard of its many accolades: happiest town in America, best place to live in the country, best college town (and the list goes on). But what you might not have known is that Charlottesville is quickly becoming a mini-tech powerhouse. From student entrepreneurs, to startups, to some of the fastest growing tech companies in America, Charlottesville’s tech scene is thriving.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my more than 15 years of supporting the tech community in Charlottesville, it’s that intelligent, curious minded people not only enjoy getting together to socialize, collaborate, share ideas and form professional relationships, but that its necessary for their growth and sometimes even their survival. And what better way to do it than over a frothy, adult beverage!
Check out the #CvilleTech Calendar of Events -- a collection of active tech-focused groups' meet-ups, events, online forums and more that collectively stitch together and inform our start-up ecosystem: http://cvilleinnovation.org/events/charlottesville-tech-calendar
The Commonwealth STEM industry Internship Program (CSIIP) is a no-fee online system that enables Virginia companies to access, select and hire spring, summer, and fall interns from a large pool of pre-qualified college and university STEM students throughout Virginia. Funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, CSIIP is managed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, and is partners with ACEC, CCAM, IALR, NCI, SVHEC, the ten Virginia Technology Councils, Virginia Bio, Virginia SHRM, the Virginia Chamber, and the Virginia Manufacturing Association. The CSIIP is a year-round program, spring, summer, and fall. Student applications and company registrations are always welcomed.