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January 9, 2015

Applications due soon for the $100,000 Shale Gas Innovation Contest

Charleston, WV – If you are a small business, researcher, or entrepreneur in West Virginia or Pennsylvania focused on developing a new product or service for the shale energy space, you should be gearing up to submit your application soon to the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center’s 4th Annual Shale Gas Innovation […]

May 21, 2014

NG Innovations, Inc., of Cross Lanes is Winner in Shale Gas Innovation Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE West Virginia Company Among Four Winners In 2014 Shale Gas Innovation Contest  CHARLESTON, WV – NG Innovations of Cross Lanes, West Virginia was among four companies selected as winners in the 3rd Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest. The contest, which was held on May 15 in Southpointe, PA, provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs […]

February 18, 2014

Grants will support commercialization efforts of West Virginia startups and entrepreneurs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Contact:  Kevin DiGregorio, Executive Director, Chemical Alliance Zone, Commercialization Fund to Assist 3 Companies SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Chemical Alliance Zone’s Chemicals and Materials (CAM) Commercialization Fund has awarded grants to three West Virginia-based companies to help bring new technologies to market. Liberty Hydro Inc. was awarded […]

January 20, 2014

Grant awarded to local partnership to develop hydroponic education approach to Appalachia food needs

For Immediate Release 1/15/2014 Contact:  Jack Carpenter (304) 234 6630   WJU Appalachian Institute teams with Wheeling’s PLANTS LLC A partnership between a new Wheeling company and Wheeling Jesuit University’s Appalachian Institute focused on using hydroponics education to answer food needs of the Appalachian region has received a boost in the form of a […]

December 18, 2013

TechConnect West Virginia Program Helping State’s Manufacturers

South Charleston, WV – TechConnect West Virginia, a statewide economic development organization, is working to help West Virginia’s manufacturing sector grow through its Innovation Adoption Program. The newest participant in the program is Morgantown-based FCX Systems, Inc., which will partner with the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WVMEP) to develop equipment to serve Boeing’s new […]

August 6, 2012

TechConnectWV Assists Manufacturers with Innovation and New Product Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2012 Contact: Anne Barth (304) 444-2918   TechConnectWV Assists Manufacturers with Innovation and New Product Development   CHARLESTON, W.VA. – TechConnect West Virginia aims to help make small manufacturers in the state more competitive through a new “Innovation Adoption Program (IAP),” which will offer funding and guidance for development of […]

May 29, 2012
Innova Commercialization Group

StartUp West Virginia Venture Program To Further Align Business Assistance, Funding Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

FAIRMONT, W.VA. – TechConnect West Virginia and The INNOVA Commercialization Group today announced the establishment of a new program that will provide business assistance and funding expertise to entrepreneurs in West Virginia. The program, called StartUp West Virginia Venture, will provide commercialization services to six selected small businesses and entrepreneurs. The commercialization services will concentrate […]

May 15, 2012

TechConnect West Virginia to Host Biometrics Forum June 20 in Fairmont

Charleston, W.Va. (May 8, 2012) – TechConnect West Virginia, in conjunction with Computer Sciences Corporation and IMTAS, will host a forum to discuss the status of the biometrics industry in West Virginia. The forum will be held Wednesday, June 20 from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center, in Fairmont, […]

May 15, 2012

Senator Rockfeller to Keynote 21st Annual “Teaming to Win”

Roanoke, WV – U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) will deliver the keynote address at the 21st annual “Teaming to Win” conference on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 p.m. at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia. Dr. Anthony Cugini, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, will be the luncheon keynote speaker […]