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January 10, 2013

RFP: West Virginia Chemicals and Materials (CAM) Commercialization Fund

The Chemical Alliance Zone, Inc. (CAZ), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and expanding the chemical industry and technology economy in WV, has developed a new, CAM Commercialization Fund to assist researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups and small-to-medium firms in their innovation and commercialization efforts.   CAZ seeks proposals from these or similar groups to assist in the […]

December 2, 2012

WV State University Offers NMR Spectrometer For Use

The Chemistry Department at West Virginia State University has a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer that is available for use.  As part of the grant to set it up and run it, it is considered a “regional” instrument with funding provided for other academic and industry users.  Throughout an initial trial period and until usage […]

December 2, 2012

NASA WV Space Grant Program RFPs Available

The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Program has announced that Requests for Proposals for the 2013-2014 NASA WV Space Grant Consortium and NASA WV EPSCoR program are available and listed on the organization’s website at  Opportunities are available for both students and faculty.  The deadline for all submissions is February 28, 2013.

December 2, 2012

WV Bioscience Summit to be Held Feb. 27-28, 2013

The Bioscience Association of West Virginia (BioWV), with sponsorship from BIO, PhRMA, Mylan, and TechConnect West Virginia, will hold the 3rd Annual West Virginia Biosciences Summit on Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Marriott Hotel in Charleston, West Virginia.  A reception will be held the evening of Wednesday, February […]

December 2, 2012

Conference Explores Energy Innovation & Technology Commercialization

At the recent Energy and Innovation Conference, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and its university partners explored the role of innovation and technology commercialization in advancing energy options to drive economic development, strengthen national security, and improve the environment. NETL’s Regional University Alliance for Energy Technology Innovation is a consortium of five nationally recognized […]

December 2, 2012

TechConnectWV Elects New Board Members

TechConnectWV has announced the addition of two new members to the organization’s Board of Directors. The new members include John S. “Steve” Hooks, Esq., Director, CSC Identity Labs in Fairmont, WV, and Mridul Gautam, Ph.D, Associate Vice President for Research and Robert C. Byrd Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University. “Steve and […]

December 2, 2012

TransTech Conference Highlights Innovation and Opportunity in Energy and Manufacturing Sectors

The inaugural TransTech Energy Business Development Conference, held Nov. 14-16 in Morgantown, attracted more than 130 participants from 13 states.  The goal of the event was to promote investment in, and nurturing of, new companies and commercializable projects that provide solutions to energy, environmental, and economic challenges such as creating new jobs and more competitive […]

October 29, 2012

ARC Announces Support for the Creation of Five New Appalachian Angel Investment Funds

Five applicants have been selected by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to receive funding and technical assistance to create new angel investment funds that will invest in small businesses in the Appalachian Region. ARC is providing $235,000 in grants to stimulate capital formation by the selected applicants, which, along with the technical assistance underwritten by […]

October 29, 2012

Southern WV Rural Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Partnership Celebrated

The Southern West Virginia Rural Jobs Accelerator targets the nine (9) southernmost counties of West Virginia – Fayette, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Logan, Mingo and Wyoming. It is a partnership of five key organizations that have existing strengths and capabilities to assist businesses and to accelerate success: Marshall University Research Corporation, Robert C. Byrd Institute […]

October 29, 2012

StartUp WV Manufacturing Spotlight: Walhonde Tools, Inc.

Walhonde Tools, Inc. manufactures and markets patented tube and pipe alignment tools to heavy industrial construction projects. The company produces and markets 10 patented precision tube and pipe fitting tools for the power, pulp & paper, petro-chemical, food and drug processing and shipbuilding and repair industries worldwide. Based in South Charleston, W.Va., Walhonde is one […]