Event Calendar

For information about events of interest to the U.Va. and local innovation communities, browse our calendar listings below. For additional events and programs focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship, see the links in the left-hand menu.

December 4, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Advanced technologies and high rates of innovation are resulting in an abundance of new products, processes, and services that are changing how humans interrelate to each other, problem solve and learn.  In the education sector, new technologies are changing the way we teach and comprehend all manner of subject matter.  As classrooms adopt and grapple with these new technologies, one begins to wonder: what is the impact on education at large?  What is the impact on teachers and students?

Join the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC) for a lively discussion. The EdTech Revolution: Changing the Way We Teach and Learn brings together a distinguished panel of educators and innovators to look at how digital tools and technologies such as e-learning, MOOCs and analytics are driving innovation into (and out of) the classroom. 


- Professor Michael Lenox of the Batten Institute at the Darden School of Business;
- Brien Walton, Chief Investment Officer of the Jefferson Education Accelerator;
- Mike Benzian, Chief Product Officer at Teachstone.

Joel Selzer of ArcheMedX will be facilitating discussion

To register, click here.

December 11, 2014
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
If planned for correctly, these programs can be a great way to fund the continued research of PostDocs and Graduate Students as they exit the university.

Webinar covers:

  • Investigating new sources of grant funding; Pursuing applied research;
  • Commercializing research discovery;
  • Investigating career opportunities for grad students & Postdocs;
  • Considering starting a company;
  • Eligibility requirements for SBIR and STTR;
  • Strategies using SBIR/STTR to take your technology with you;
  • When do you need to apply?;
  • What’s next? 

Presented by Andrea Johanson of BBC ETC. 



  • Virginia University Postdocs/Grad Students/Researchers:  Free
  • All Others:  $20 per person

Please click here to register.


December 13, 2014
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Virginia Biotechnology Research Park 800 E. Leigh St. Richmond, Virginia 23227 United States

In early 2013 Dean Barbara Boyan took the reins at VCU Engineering School with the goal, among others, of growing the biomedical engineering and biopharmaceutical fields, capitalizing on expertise in biomedicine across VCU, and ramping up industry partnerships. Great strides have been made, and exciting developments have been announced or are on the horizon that promise to transform the school's role statewide and nationally, and produce life saving and life enhancing innovation. 

Panelists will include Frank Gupton, a pharma industry veteran who now serves as Interim Chair, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering.

Questions can be directed to Sherri Halloran at halloran [dot] sherri [at] vabio [dot] org.

Those interested in attending can register here.

December 16, 2014
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Larrick Student Center 900 Turpin street.Jackson Ward conference room Richmond, VA

This all day workshop will discuss how to plan and apply for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Techonolgy Transfer (STTR) funding from all 11 partcipating federal agencies.

CIT is pleased to collaborate with Virginia Commonwealth Univesity to present a full day workshop on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs.  These grants provide $150K - $1.5M+ in early stage non-dilutive R&D funding and have been described as the most important source of early stage R&D funding in the US.  11 participating federal agencies use this program to fund early stage technology development that will help them meet their missions. 

Learn how to plan for, write, and apply for SBIR/STTR at this in depth one day workshop. Come to this workshop and be prepared! 


  • Virginia Technology Firms: $70 per person
  • Virginia Based University Researchers: $40 per person
  • Non-Virginia based Firms and Unvirsities $200 per person

registration for the event can be found here