Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


July 30, 2019

WVU To Offer NSF I-Corps Short Course this Fall – Entrepreneurs Welcome!

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) is designed to prepare faculty, researchers, and students to extend their focus beyond the university laboratory and move valuable ideas toward commercialization. In addition, NSF I-Corps can help anyone with an innovative idea and an entrepreneurial spirit – in Morgantown and throughout the state – to identify […]

July 28, 2019

Women & Technology Conference Comes to Charleston October 21

TechConnectWV will host the 2019 Women & Technology Conference on Monday, October 21 at the newly renovated Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. For more information, or to register, click here. The purpose of the Women & Technology Conference is to address the under-representation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  […]

June 19, 2019

Health Sciences & Technology Academy: A West Virginia STEM Success Story

COMMENTARY BY: ANN CHESTER The Health Sciences & Technology Academy (HSTA) is a one-of-a-kind mentoring program started in West Virginia that helps underrepresented high school students enter and succeed in STEM-based undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Since its inception in 1994, the program has grown from nine teachers serving 44 students in Kanawha and McDowell […]

April 29, 2019

TechConnect Visits NETL in Morgantown on April 17th

Several members of TechConnectWV’s Board of Directors visited the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown on April 17 to learn more about the lab’s energy technologies and discuss future collaborations. In addition to an overview of NETL, which has locations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Oregon, the group learned more about the Department of […]

April 29, 2019

What Various State “Rankings” Don’t Capture…There’s More Than Meets The Eye

In March, WalletHub–the personal finance website–issued a press release naming the most innovative and least innovative states in the country. West Virginia did not earn a high ranking as an innovative state.  As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.” But let’s put their list in perspective and talk about what snapshot surveys like theirs […]

April 1, 2019

Entrepreneur Center Management Training Helps Hone Skills to Launch StartUps

TechConnect West Virginia hosted a two-day Entrepreneur Center Management Certification session on March 20 and 21 in South Charleston.   Led by experts with the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), the session offered a powerful base of knowledge on how to successfully manage and operate sustainable centers that encourage and support existing and startup businesses. “In […]

March 29, 2019

National Biotech Entrepreneur, WVU Alum Dr. Brett Hall to Keynote WV Bioscience Summit April 25th In Morgantown

Dr. Brett Hall, who received his doctorate in cancer biology from West Virginia University and now resides in San Diego and serves as President of Trans Medical Sciences, Chief Scientific Officer for Immuneering, and Chairman of the Board for BioArkive, is the keynote presenter for the 9th Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit, taking place on […]

March 29, 2019

Governor Justice Signs Legislation Creating State Matching Program for Federal Research & Development Grants

  West Virginia companies, researchers and entrepreneurs involved in technology development will soon have a new incentive to test and commercialize their research with the creation of a state matching program for federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. Governor Justice signed House Bill 2550 on Wednesday, March 27, […]

February 25, 2019

9th Annual WV Bioscience Summit April 25th – It Starts With One

It starts with one.  One idea, one researcher, one discovery, one entrepreneur is all it takes to make significant change that helps patients, spurs innovation and facilitates economic progress in West Virginia’s life science sector. Taking place on April 25th in Morgantown, the 9th Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit will highlight the “one’s” …the entrepreneurs, […]

November 28, 2018

2018 WV Coding & Cyber Summit Wrap-Up

More than 200 people joined TechConnectWV and the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation for the 2018 West Virginia Coding & Cyber Summit, held November 15 in Charleston. Participants learned of existing and projected workforce opportunities in cybersecurity, educational programs underway in the state including K-12, cyber awareness and best practices and more. To see a short […]