Turning Innovation Into Enterprise

Innovation Center

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Innovation Sectors


In partnership with the Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, TechConnectWV published the West Virginia Blueprint for Technology-Based Economic Development, which identified the state’s four areas of technology strength and laid out strategies for growing jobs in each one. Those four platforms include advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biometrics, and biotechnology. These represent the areas where […]

Business Incubators & Accelerators in WV

Download a copy of our list of Business Incubators & Accelerators located in West Virginia read more ››

Success Stories

ScaleUp WV Success Story: Autonomous And Radio Controlled Equipment

CART Helps a Former Mine Security Worker and Team Develop Autonomous and Radio Controlled Equipment Derek Dotson was a security worker in the mining industry in Southern West Virginia. Seeing an increasing number of layoffs in the industry and even mines closing, Dotson decided to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at Bluefield State College. […]


Current Programs

TechConnect West Virginia’s NextUp West Virginia program is helping new companies and newly-reoriented firms take the next steps in their growth and evolution. This program is made possible through financial support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.  With technical assistance provided by the Chemical Alliance Zone, the Center for […]

WV Innovation Economy Map

WV Innovation Clusters

Our innovation ecosystem is always growing, so this list will be updated regularly. read more ››