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May 27, 2020

West Virginia Small Businesses Pivot To Hand Sanitizer And Face Masks

COVID-19’s long-term effect on small businesses in West Virginia remains to be seen. In the midst of that uncertainty, TechConnectWV’s TechWrx West Virginia program has been helping West Virginia small manufactures shift, or at least diversify, their production lines to create hand sanitizer or face masks. As consumers’ demand for hand sanitizer far exceeded supply, […]

April 24, 2020

IstoVisio, Inc. Receives $1.6 Million Federal SBIR Grant

Company accepted into prestigious UC Berkeley SkyDeck Accelerator Program   Biotech startup IstoVisio Inc., developer of scientific data visualization and annotation system “syGlass”, announced it has received a Direct-to-Phase II,  2-year, $1.6 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant through the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative. “This […]

March 25, 2020

Upcoming SBIR-STTR Boot Camps To Be Held Online

TechConnect’s upcoming educational bootcamps on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs, conducted in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, are moving online. “Our events planned for April 21 in Huntington and May 7 in Bluefield will be conducted virtually,” said Anne Barth, executive director […]

February 25, 2020

Smooth Sailing On Rough Seas

West Virginia Engineering Firm Builds Best-In-Class Cockpit Systems For Navy, NOAA Grim. That’s how Craig Hartzell characterized the first few years after he founded Azimuth, at the time an engineering services company based in Morgantown, West Virginia. “It was a typical startup,” Hartzell said, describing the various growing pains the company experienced after its doors […]

February 9, 2020

TechConnectWV Presents Spirit of Innovation Awards to Senate President Carmichael, Delegates Capito, Nelson, Queen and Fast

TechConnect West Virginia, an organization working to grow and promote technology sector in the state, has presented Senate President Mitch Carmichael and Delegates Moore Capito, Eric Nelson, Ben Queen and Tom Fast with the 2020 Spirit of Innovation Award for their efforts to pass legislation creating the Small Business Innovation Research State Matching Grant Program. […]

January 27, 2020

WV SBIR/STTR State Matching Grant Program Underway

The West Virginia Small Business Development Center recently launched the West Virginia Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship and Innovation Investment Fund. Program details and applications are available by clicking here. The new program provides grants to eligible small businesses to support the preparation of competitive SBIR/STTR proposals, and to match […]

December 26, 2019

TechConnect Hosting SBIR-STTR Bootcamps Across West Virginia in 2020

TechConnect West Virginia, in partnership with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, is hosting a series of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)  bootcamps in the state in 2020 as part of its recently launched “Bridging the Ecosystem in Science & Technology in West Virginia” program, or “BEST in […]

December 26, 2019

West Virginia’s Tech Economy On Display At State Capitol Feb. 5th

West Virginia’s innovation economy, which employs over 48,000 people in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields, will be on full display at the State Capitol from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 5 during Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day. The event is hosted by the TransTech Energy Research & Business Development Program and […]

December 3, 2019

WV Coding & Cyber Summit Focuses On Advances Made, Opportunities To Come

Featuring presenters from global technology giants like Intuit and Northrop Grumman, along with cyber experts from federal, state and local agencies, the Third Annual West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit highlighted the challenges posed by cybersecurity threats while showcasing how the state’s tech industry is capitalizing on the incredible opportunities they create to grow West […]

December 2, 2019

TechConnect Awarded $500,000 U.S. EDA Grant to Facilitate Innovation and Entrepreneurship In West Virginia

With the goal of spurring entrepreneurship and creating jobs in West Virginia, the U.S. Economic Development Administration recently awarded $500,000 in grant funding to TechConnect West Virginia for their TechWrx West Virginia program. “We are grateful to the U.S. Economic Development Administration for supporting this important program, as well as to U.S. Senator Shelley Moore […]