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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.

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..

The TechConnectWV Mission

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.

TechConnectWV in the News

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Officials Commemorate Business Incubator Launch

Charleston Daily Mail Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Jared Hunt, Business editor CHARLESTON, W.VA. — State officials and executives from area chemical companies and industry organizations gathered at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston to commemorate the launch of the nation’s first business incubator focused solely on chemical-based technologies. Dubbed “ChemCeption,” the new […]

Programs

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 ››

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Morgantown, WV

The Spirit of Innovation Awards are an opportunity to celebrate successes in innovation in West Virginia, and to recognize individuals and organizations who are leaders in supporting innovation and innovation-based business development.

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Event Calendar

Register Now for the 2014 Women & Technology Conference

October 16, 2014 - October 17, 2014 // Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, Wheeling, WV

2014 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference

November 12, 2014 - November 13, 2014 // Morgantown, WV

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TechConnectWV Blog

StartUp West Virginia Final Report

West Virginia’s innovation and entrepreneur economy is stronger thanks to efforts over the past two years by TechConnect West Virginia.  TechConnect has been advancing an integrated program designed to expand entrepreneurial and business startup efforts that have helped to create new tech-based jobs in high growth industries in West Virginia.  The StartUp West Virginia program […]

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TechConnectWV
West Virginia Regional Technology Park
1740 Union Carbide Drive Room 4203
South Charleston, WV 25303-2732

Phone: 304-444-2918

Email: info@techconnectwv.com

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