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October 20, 2017

Strategic partners meet in Bluefield to discuss opportunity

By CHARLIE BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph   BLUEFIELD — Partners in the City of Bluefield’s Commercialization Station project met for a summit Thursday afternoon at the Bluefield Arts Center. The station is a facet of the city’s CREATE (Creating Resilient Economies by Assisting Transforming Entrepreneurs) Opportunity initiative, bringing in a network of strategic partners working together […]

August 14, 2015

Daily Mail editorial: Career fair shows young women opportunities

Female students at Capital High school this week got to see a vision of their future when role models spoke at the first ever women-focused career day. The school hosted various female speakers who aimed to generate interest in the energy field, the Gazette-Mail’s Megan Kennedy reported Thursday. Speakers included U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito; […]

February 2, 2015

2015 Technology Forecast

Column in the Charleston Daily Mail, February 2, 2015, by Anne Barth Groundhog Day brings the idea of forecasting to the front and center.  Some say that forecasting is the art of saying what will happen, and then explaining why it didn’t.  Others say there are two types of forecasts—lucky or wrong! Either way, my forecast […]

October 30, 2014

If You Want to Close the Gender Pay Gap, Steer More Women to STEM

Column in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, October 12, 2014 Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnectWV Several recent news reports about the gender pay gap, both in West Virginia and nationally, are cause for concern.  In 2013, among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 78 percent of what men were paid.  This is across all occupations and in […]

March 4, 2014

West Virginia EPSCoR 2014 Video

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission released its 2014 EPSCoR  video last week.  This short video explains how scientific research is directly impacting West Virginia’s economy. “Sustained funding for scientific research in West Virginia, supported by EPSCoR, can lead West Virginia into a new economy, fortified by innovation.”  This is what TechConnect is working […]

March 4, 2014

Don’t Cut Research Funds

Column in The Charleston Gazette by Anne Barth, February 27, 2014 “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”  This quote by Carl Sagan reminds us that what we don’t know about the universe exceeds that which we do know.  And the only way we will learn more is through scientific research. Lately the news […]

February 4, 2014

West Virginia’s ‘Hockey Stick of Innovation’

Commentary in the State Journal, January 31, 2014 by Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnectWV Three years ago, TechConnect West Virginia began a scope of work with support from the State of West Virginia and the U.S. Economic Development Administration to develop West Virginia’s technology clusters, foster entrepreneurship and innovation, and create technology-based companies and jobs. […]

February 4, 2014

10 Trends Shaping West Virginia’s Tech Future

Column in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, January 5, 2014 by Anne Barth, Executive Director of TechConnectWV As we start a new year, it is a good time to reflect on the progress that has been made and where our opportunities may lie in the future.  On behalf of TechConnect West Virginia and all our partners, I […]

January 2, 2014

Innovation Adoption Program Helps State’s Manufacturers

December 29, 2013 TechConnect program aims to help state’s manufacturers By Jessica Borders Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — TechConnect West Virginia is moving forward in helping the state grow its manufacturing sector. “The Innovation Adoption Program is our effort to help all manufacturers in the state embrace innovation to stay competitive,” said Anne Barth, executive director […]

July 12, 2013

Prize money could help WV industry

Article in the State Journal, July 12, 2013 By Anne Barth, Executive Director, TechConnect West Virginia Did you know that margarine was invented in response to a contest arranged by Napoleon III?  Or that Lindbergh set off on his transatlantic flight in hopes of winning the $25,000 Orteig Prize?  Contests have been used as incentives […]