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On April 6, 2016, TechConnectWV  hosted “Growing Innovation in the Mountain State,” featuring Brad Smith, CEO of Intuit,  a policy forum designed to set a course for West Virginia’s tech economy.

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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

WV STEM employment is ahead of national average

Op-ed in The State Journal, October 27, 2016 By Anne Barth Would it come as a surprise to you to learn that West Virginia has a solid STEM employment sector? For too long, the perception has persisted that West Virginia lags behind in this area, but the reality is that we are actually a bit […]

Programs

With funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the State of West Virginia, TechConnect West Virginia launched the ScaleUp West Virginia Program in October 2015.  The program will accelerate the commercialization of new products and technologies, leading to the creation and expansion of small businesses and jobs.   read more ››


2015 Spirit of Innovation awards logoNovember 16, 2015
Charleston, WV

TechConnect’s Spirit of Innovation Awards, designed to celebrate success and showcase innovation in the State of West Virginia, were presented November 16, 2015 at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.

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Green Bank Observatory: World Class Science and Sound Investment

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is considering changes to the operation of the Green Bank Observatory that could jeopardize the future of this iconic scientific installation in Green Bank, West Virginia.  Below is the letter shared by TechConnect with the NSF in support of its continued operation.  Public comments may be sent via email to envcomp-AST-greenbank@nsf.gov […]