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Research is integral to CCI's mission. The statewide initiative funds collaborative projects that reach across disciplines and geography to find new solutions. 

2020 Collaboration Research Grants

Virginia’s Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) aims to create a Commonwealth-wide ecosystem of innovation excellence at the intersection of cybersecurity, autonomous systems, and data to further its mission of  research, innovation, and workforce development.

This CCI Cybersecurity Research Collaboration funding program aims to create cross-pollination opportunities for the cybersecurity researchers to collaborate across the Commonwealth and to develop a Commonwealth-wide ecosystem of innovation excellence in cybersecurity.

CCI announced the funding of 22 research grants on Dec. 18, 2020. The project name, principal investigators, and abstract are available here.


2020 Building Bridges Arts and Design Collaboration Grants 

The CCI Building Bridges Arts and Design Collaboration Program engages the community of researchers in arts and design to reimagine and depict the results of cybersecurity research either for scientific or creative arts purposes. CCI has worked in partnership with thInstitute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at VT and the Da Vinci Center at VCU to create the program. Ben Knapp, founding director of ICAT and Allison Schumacher, director of academic alchemy at the da Vinci Center, have been instrumental.  

Learn more about the five funded projects here.