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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

More than $7 million in federal funding announced for WV economic development projects

WV News November 11, 2019 CHARLESTON — More than $7 million in federal funding will be distributed across eight economic development projects in West Virginia. The funding, which will be awarded through the U.S. Economic Development Administration, was announced Monday morning by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic […]

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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Event Calendar

SBIR-STTR Bootcamp 2019-11-01 14:31:37 November 12, 2019 2019 Coding & Cyber Summit 2019-10-31 12:50:35 December 3, 2019 2019 Women & Technology Conference 2019-04-29 13:31:25 October 21, 2019 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol on Jan. 10, 2019 2018-12-05 15:30:28 January 10, 2019 Angel Investor Workshop 2018-08-27 11:19:23 Nov. 15, 2018 – Coding & Cyber Summit 2018-06-20 16:31:13 Sept. 10, 2018 – Women & Technology Conference 2018-06-20 14:24:44 September 10, 2018 2018 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol–March 1 2018-01-08 15:56:07 WV Coding & Cyber Summit 2017-09-05 14:12:41 Women & Technology Conference — June 26, 2017 2017-04-04 17:53:11 7th Annual WV Bioscience Summit–April 25 2017-04-01 14:27:08 SBIR Lunch & Learn–April 18 2017-04-01 14:20:59 WV Business Accelerator Bootcamp–April 26 2017-04-01 14:14:41 2017 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol–March 16 2017-01-13 10:29:13 2016 Women & Technology Conference 2016-05-26 16:16:38 October 6, 2016 Growing Innovation in the Mountain State: Featuring Intuit President & CEO Brad Smith 2016-03-28 12:06:42 April 6, 2016 2016 SBIR Road Tour 2016-03-28 11:55:04 July 19, 2016 2016 WV Bioscience Summit 2016-02-11 15:41:33 April 26, 2016 Jan. 27, 2016–Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol 2016-01-05 10:36:05 TechConnect West Virginia 2015 “Spirit of Innovation Awards” 2015-07-23 14:21:54 November 16, 2015 2015 SBIR Road Tour in Fairmont 2015-03-31 12:04:23 May 14, 2015 2015 West Virginia Bioscience Summit 2015-03-31 11:52:10 April 21, 2015 2015 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol 2014-11-24 14:36:43 Highlights of the 2014 Women & Technology Conference 2014-07-17 10:57:06 October 16, 2014 2014 Teaming to Win Conference 2014-04-29 08:23:20 May 28, 2014 2014 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference 2014-04-29 08:18:18 November 12, 2014 Launch of ChemCeption Incubator at the WV Regional Tech Park, April 1, 2014 2014-03-30 18:59:58 April 1, 2014 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day at the State Capitol 2014-01-03 11:58:54 January 29, 2014 TransTech Energy Business Development Conference 2013-07-19 12:48:59 November 6, 2013 TechConnectWV “Spirit of Innovation Awards” 2013-07-15 17:24:47 October 22, 2013 Teaming to Win 2013 2013-04-23 13:40:16 May 28, 2013 Third District Accelerator–Grantsmanship Workshop in Fayette County, March 7 2013-02-26 10:33:43 IOF-WV “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day” at the Capitol 2013-02-13 15:41:14 March 11, 2013 Bioscience Summit 2013 2012-12-12 21:28:16 February 27, 2013 2012 Energy and Innovation Conference 2012-10-02 10:41:21 November 28, 2012 Women in Technology: A Formula for Success 2012-05-20 04:46:55 October 18, 2012 TransTech Energy Conference 2012-05-02 04:46:21 November 14, 2012

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TechConnect West Virginia Issues RFP for Program Management

TechConnect West Virginia (TCWV) is now accepting proposals for Program Management. The deadline for submission is 5 PM EST on January 10, 2020.  To see the RFP, click here. TechConnectWV is dedicated to making this a fair, open, and competitive process.  We encourage submission if your capabilities align with our needs. For additional information, contact […]