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Panel Set for IOF-WV, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day


A distinguished panel of West Virginia innovation drivers will share ideas and information during the afternoon session of the 2013 IOF-WV Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day, which will be March 11 at the West Virginia Capitol.  More than 80 organizations, agencies and companies have added their names as supporters of this day-long event. TechConnect West Virginia is organizing the afternoon panel discussion, entitled, Sustaining WV’s Innovation Network, which will include the following presenters:

  • Greg Clutter, Mid-Atlantic Technology and Research Innovation Center, will talk about his center’s R&D commercialization efforts and successes.
  • Charlotte Weber, Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, will share information about her center’s 3-D printing capabilities and highlight new assistance services available for entrepreneurs.
  • Guy Peduto, INNOVA Commercialization Group, will provide an update on new ventures that have benefited from his group’s business support services and seed/early-stage investment capital program.
  • Michele O’Connor, West Virginia Jobs Investment Trust Board, will educate attendees about the state’s new multi-million-dollar West Virginia Capital Access Program.

The IOF-WV Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day being organized by IOF-WV and TechConnect West Virginia as a way to showcase the success of the state’s innovation economy.