COVID-19 Resources ▸▸

Turning Innovation Into Enterprise


Register Now for the TransTech Energy Business Development Conference

TransTech_Final_Logo_8 copyThe 4th TransTech Energy Business Development Conference will be held Nov. 5-6 at the Marriott Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.  The event celebrates great ideas for new products for a competitive, efficient and sustainable economy of the future.

Conference founder Carl Irwin said the conference gives entrepreneurs an opportunity to engage with and pitch their innovations to investors, strategic partners, and technical experts.

“In addition to the pitch sessions, participants will get to hear from an excellent lineup of speakers, including Dr. Cheryl Martin, former Interim Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-e); Dr. Mark Johnson, director of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Advanced Manufacturing; and Dr. Brian Anderson, Director of the WVU Energy Institute.

Dr. Nigel Clark--WVU Hamid Bhatti-TreMonti Consulting Fonda Holehouse--WVU Matt Harbaugh--WVU; Ed Sabolsky--WVU Mike Green--Consultant

An engaged crowd enjoying speakers during last year’s TransTech Energy Conference.

“Entrepreneurs have a chance to obtain feedback from experts who listen, probe, and discern which innovations are commercially promising,” Irwin added.

To see the agenda or register for the conference, click here.

Irwin said the conference is intended for innovators and entrepreneurs, investors, energy companies and manufacturers, and more.  “Anyone interested about the possibilities for new companies, advanced manufacturing, and competitive industries should consider coming to this event,” he added.

TransTech—By the Numbers Since the first TransTech event in 2012, successes to date include:

Since the first TransTech event in 2012, successes to date include:

  • 45 startup companies and 9 commercializable projects
  • $57.3 million in new funding raised by 28 TransTech “alums”
  • $80,000 in cash awards for top scoring pitches
  • $40,000 in technical assistance awards
  • 13 states represented (WV, KY, OH, PA, MD, VA, IL, IN, NC, TN, MI, GA, SC)