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IOF-WV “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day” at the Capitol

March 11, 2013 - March 11, 2013
7:00AM - 3:00PM
West Virignia State Capitol Building in Charleston, WV
Capitol Rotunda (House and Senate Hallways and Well area)

Industries of the Future-WV and TechConnectWV hosted “Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day” on March 11, 2013 at the State Capitol. As part of the event, a wide variety of West Virginia companies, organizations, groups and agencies were at the Capitol to showcase West Virginia’s economy of the future. The entities (see below) signed on as participating organizations, and several of these also had exhibit booths in the Capitol building.

This day was intended to showcase innovation companies, manufacturers, agencies, organizations, entrepreneurs, and startup firms that are leaders in innovation and entrepreneurial activities. It also was a great way to share information with legislators and to network with colleagues about ideas and initiatives that will increase jobs, create new businesses, and spur economic development.


9:00 am          Exhibits opened in the Rotunda outside the Senate and House

11:45 am         IOF-WV Luncheon, Culture Center Grand Hall (Tickets required*)

Awards presented:

  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency
  • Governor’s Award for Leadership in Advanced Green Manufacturing

1:30-2:30 pm    TechConnectWV Panel Discussion:  Sustaining West Virginia’s Innovation Network

Senate Judiciary Committee Room, 208 West

Panelists included:

  • Greg Clutter, Chief Operating Officer, MATRIC
  • Charlotte Weber, Director, Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing at Marshall University
  • Guy Peduto, Director, INNOVA Commercialization Group
  • Michele O’Connor, Investment Manager, West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust

3:00 p.m.         Events Concluded

The list of organizations, groups, agencies and companies that added their names as part of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day 2013 is below. 

Industries of the Future-WV


Advantage Valley

Affiliate Services Group

Appalachian Log Structures

Appalachian Power

Arnett Foster Toothman

BB&T Center for American Capitalism at Marshall University

Bioscience Association of West Virginia

Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute

Center for Applied Research & Technology, Inc.

Center for Economic Options – Green Business, Green Jobs Accelerator

Charleston Area Alliance – GROW/SAGE/THRIVE

Chemical Alliance Zone

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation


Composite Transport Technologies, Inc.

Concord University

Continental Brick Company

Crosscutting Concepts


Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation

Downstream Strategies

Elanic Edge, LLC

Energy Efficient West Virginia

Fairmont State University

GADDIS Consulting Group

Gilmer Braxton Technology Institute

Green Energy Products

Grey Oaks Consulting


Huntington Area Development Council

Huntington Entrepreneur Café

The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

INNOVA Commercialization Group

Innovation Adoption Program

Innovation Transfer Consortium

I-79 Development Council

Keyser Middle School

Marshall University Research Corp.

MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center

Mountain View Solar

NASA WV Space Grant Consortium

National Energy Technology Laboratory

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

National Research Center for Coal & Energy

Natural Capital Investment Fund

New River Community & Technical College

New River Gorge RDA/SBDC

Ohio-West Virginia Youth Leadership Association

PCC Energy, Special Metals Corp.

Pierpont Community & Technical College

Polyhedron Learning Media, Inc.

Polymer Alliance Zone

Protea Biosciences Group, Inc.

Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI)

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC


Sustainability Institute at Bridgemont

Sustainable Williamson

The Tamarack Foundation

Teaming To Win

Unlimited Future

U.S. Small Business Administration

Vision Shared

WV Angel Investor Network

WV Cable Telecommunications Association

WV Capital Access Program

WV Development Office

WV Division of Energy

WV Higher Education Policy Commission, Science & Research Division

WV High Technology Consortium Foundation

WV High School Entrepreneurship Summit

WV Jobs Investment Trust

WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership

WV Regional Technology Park

WV Small Business Development Center

West Virginia State University

West Virginia University

WVU B&E Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

WVU College of Law Entrepreneurship Law Clinic

WVU Industrial Assessment Center

WVU Institute of Technology

WVU National Research Center for Coal & Energy

WVU Division of Forestry & Natural Resources

If your organization, group, agency, or company would like to be listed as a participating group, please contact Anne Barth at

The day also will include a special luncheon by IOF-WV (there is a $15 per person cost to attend) at the Culture Center, featuring presentations of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Industrial Energy Efficiency and the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Advanced Green Manufacturing. In addition, TechConnectWV will host a forum in the House Chamber immediately following lunch. (More details to come.)

Luncheon/Exhibitor Registration – please visit IOF-WV’s web site to register as an exhibitor or for the luncheon: (NOTE: a limited number of exhibit spaces are available in the rotunda of the Capitol Building. The cost is $10, and registration is required.)