TechConnectWV is a statewide economic development organization that works with innovative people and ideas across West Virginia to foster and promote innovation-based businesses and entrepreneurial activities throughout the state.Read More ▸▸
West Virginia has a long history as a pioneer and leader in the chemical and advanced material industries. Not only does the state have a large base of specialty chemical companies, many of which have specialized facilities and infrastructure, but West Virginia’s metals and alloys industry sector is globally competitive...
West Virginia is home to several key federal government agencies driving early demand for advanced technologies and helping in the development of a significant base of commercial biometrics support companies — firms providing integration, support services, and software development...
Recent investments in academic health/biotechnical R&D facilities and enterprises at West Virginia’s two principal research universities — West Virginia University (WVU) and Marshall University (MU) -- provide an opportunity for the state to yield dividends and innovation-based economic growth. These include...
West Virginia is endowed with vast natural resources that help power our nation, and the state’s energy industry continues to be major driver for the state’s economy. Moreover, recent developments involving ethane production from shale formations provide major new economic and employment opportunities for the state..
TechConnectWV is a non-profit coalition committed to the advancement of the innovation economy in West Virginia, focused on four technology sectors: advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biosciences, and biometrics. With broad representation from private industry, the public sector, and higher education, TechConnectWV seeks to diversify the state’s economy, promote economic prosperity and create high-paying jobs.
Charleston Gazette-Mail, November 17, 2015 By Anne Barth It is often said that the American frontier was settled by brave men and women who set out on a journey to unknown parts armed only with a Bible and an ax. And that is true. But they also traveled with wagonloads of American ingenuity, and it […]
TechConnectWV and the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing offered a new program in 2012 designed to aid startup ventures and small manufacturers in the use of high-technology manufacturing tools and processes in order to create new manufacturing jobs and to commercialize products. For entrepreneurs and start-up firms selected to participate, the program will help them find the expertise they need to turn ideas for new products or processes into reality and to get those products or devices to market. read more ››
The 2016 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the Capitol, hosted by TechConnect West Virginia and TransTech Energy Business Development on January 27, showcased highlights of the State’s innovation economy.
WV STEM+ Family Travel Fund is accepting applications for the October 15, 2015 deadline. The first statewide program in the nation, this travel fund provides reimbursement of incremental child and eldercare expenses incurred as a result of traveling. Female faculty and post-doctoral scholars in STEM and social science fields at West Virginia universities and colleges, […]