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October 14, 2015

Grant will allow TechConnect to help innovators

By Angelee Wiley, Times West Virginian FAIRMONT — A West Virginia company dedicated to diversifying the economy in West Virginia has received a grant that will benefit entrepreneurs from around the state, including Marion County. TechConnect has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will be used to create innovation, […]

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; […]

August 14, 2015

E. Panhandle partnership receives renewable energy grant

Charleston Gazette-Mail, August 10, 2015 The Associated Press MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – An Eastern Panhandle partnership has received a $5,000 seed grant to develop renewable energy technologies. Eastern West Virginia Community & Technology College and Lost River Green Tech will use the funding to develop new ways to install wind and solar technologies. The grant also […]

May 26, 2015

Entrepreneurs learn about small business grants

The Exponent Telegram Posted May 15, 2015 by Jim Davis STAFF WRITER FAIRMONT — Tomorrow’s Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs had the opportunity Thursday to learn about seed funding available to help launch their ideas. The U.S. Small Business Administration SBIR Road Tour came to the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center at Fairmont’s I-79 Technology […]

May 26, 2015

SBIR: Turning innovation into commercial product

The Times West Virginian Posted May 15, 2015 By Angelee Wiley Times West Virginian WHITE HALL — Brian Joseph always had a dream of owning his own research company. So right out of college, he started his own business. He can recall a time when he was visiting a company in California and asked one […]

February 27, 2015

ChemCeption Welcomes New Members

ChemCeption, the chemistry-based incubator operated by the Chemical Alliance Zone (CAZ) and located at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park, recently welcomed two new members — Keen Process Technologies, LLC and EnviroCalc PLLC. Keen Process Technologies is working on a proprietary process using simple feedstocks that would build on the downstream opportunities resulting from natural […]

February 25, 2015

Innovation, ideas on display at State Capitol

The Charleston Gazette, Jan. 28, 2015 CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 40 exhibitors will put their innovations on display at the Capitol to illustrate the power of West Virginia’s cutting edge economy. The event today is called “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day.” It’s hosted by TransTech/Industries, Future-West Virginia and TechConnect West Virginia. West Virginia’s innovation economy […]

February 25, 2015

Homer Laughlin China, Toyota Hailed for ‘Green Efforts”

State Journal, Feb. 13, 2015 By James E. Casto Family owned for five generations, the Homer Laughlin China Co. is one of West Virginia’s oldest manufacturers. Founded in 1871 in East Liverpool, Ohio, it moved to Newell in 1903. Comparatively speaking, Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia is a far younger venture. It opened its plant at […]

February 25, 2015

Grants help entrepreneurs commercialize their ideas

The Saturday Gazette-Mail, Feb. 7, 2015 HUNTINGTON — Registration is underway for assistance to help entrepreneurs, small businesses and manufacturers take their ideas to market. Two efforts at the Robert C. Byrd Institute — StartUpWV and InnovateWV — offer technical assistance that includes design and development, rapid prototyping with 3-D printers and other technical assistance […]

February 18, 2015

FCX Systems and the Innovation Adoption Program

TechConnect West Virginia’s Innovation Adoption Program (IAP) is helping West Virginia’s small and mid-sized manufacturers gain a competitive advantage in today’s global marketplace. Working in partnership with the state’s centers of excellence, the IAP supports new product development, product redesign, new tooling design and development, process improvements, and other innovation-based needs. Anne Barth, TechConnect’s executive […]