COVID-19 Resources ▸▸

Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


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 […]

November 1, 2019

NextGen Awarded Air Force Research Contract for Human-Machine Shared Awareness

NextGen Federal Systems (NextGen) recently received award for an Air Force Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract to develop new technology to maintain accurate situation awareness between operators, flight crews, and autonomous platforms when communication links are degraded. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) play a vital role in today’s military operations. Critical to these […]

November 1, 2019

SBIR-STTR Boot Camp Slated for Nov. 12 at WVU LaunchLab

TechConnect West Virginia, in partnership with the WVU LaunchLab, will host a boot camp on the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs as well as present information on the newly launched WV SBIR/STTR matching grant program. This bootcamp will be held from 4-6 p.m. followed by dinner and […]

October 30, 2019

INNOVA Commercialization Group Led Partnership Awarded $1.2 Million ARC Grant To Create West Virginia’s ‘3 Steps to Start Up’ Program

INNOVA Commercialization Group, (INNOVA), an initiative of the High Technology Foundation, along with the WV Jobs Investment Trust and TechConnectWV, are proud to announce they have been awarded a $1,200,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to create the “3 Steps to Start Up” project providing enhanced entrepreneurial support for business start-ups. “As West […]

September 26, 2019

Don’t Miss Out! Plan to Join Us at the 2019 Women & Tech Conference!

This year’s Women & Technology Conference promises a rich variety of speakers and programming that you won’t want to miss!  Speakers include The Honorable Amy S. Goodwin, Mayor of Charleston; Pam Murphy, Chief Operating Officer of Infor; and Ann L. Chester, Director of WVU’s Health Science & Technology Academy. Panels featuring West Virginia women leaders […]

August 23, 2019

Global Cloud Computing Company COO to Keynote Women & Technology Conference Oct. 21st in Charleston

Pam Murphy, Chief Operating Officer at Infor, a global leader in business cloud software, will provide keynote remarks at the 2019 Women & Technology Conference.  The event, which aims to address the under-representation of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston on […]

August 21, 2019

WV Cyber Security Working Group Meeting Recap

With over 45 representatives in attendance, the West Virginia Cyber Security Working Group convened on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at the West Virginia High Technology Foundation to share information and strategies to advance the cyber sector workforce and employment opportunities in the state. The group is comprised of representatives from a wide variety of community and […]