Rebranding TransTech- The Evolving Energy Conference


For the last nine years the TransTech Program has served as a way to connect and bring together members of the energy sector, showcase new technologies, make contact with potential strategic partners, and talk shop with fellow entrepreneurs. For the 10th anniversary, West Virginia University is excited to announce the rebranding of TransTech as the Evolving Energy Conference.


With recent momentum in the energy sector, at both federal and private levels, this is a great time to elevate our regions place in the energy transition conversation and look back at our robust history as a major energy provider. This year’s conference will bring together thought leaders familiar with the energy space and discuss current opportunities and future pathways to bring more energy related resources and programs to our region.

About the Conference

Speakers and panelists will discuss a broad range of important energy related topics. From decarbonization pathways and trends, to the intricacies of financing energy projects and related infrastructure. Coming just two weeks after the Global Clean Energy Action Forum in Pittsburgh, the Evolving Energy Conference will continue the conversation and focus in on our region and its unique opportunities. Sharing experiences and perspectives across government, private industry, startups and academia, we aim for participants to walk away with inspiration, ideas, and connections relevant to the energy sector.


In addition to panel speakers and presentations, the second day of the conference will host two pitch events. These opportunities will give the stage to entrepreneurs and technology developers to showcase their most promising energy related ideas. Prizes will be awarded for the top pitches and all participants will have the opportunity to make important connections to key stakeholders in the energy community.

Getting Signed Up

Mark your calendars and make sure not to miss the Evolving Energy Conference, October 6th and 7th at the Morgantown Marriot!

For more information, or to register, please visit TransTechEnergy.WVU.EDU
Booth space and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Angela Shock at [email protected] for more information.
Pitch applications close September 9th. Visit TransTechEnergy.WVU.EDU for application information.


Dr. Erienne Olesh is the executive Director of Student and Faculty Innovation and WVU. The Office of Student and Faculty Innovation strives to advance the development of small businesses by commercializing innovative research from WVU faculty and graduate students. She also coordinates the involvement of WVU faculty and graduate students through the NSF I-Corps and the SBIR-STTR program.

Dr. Olesh previously served as director of Vantage Ventures and associate director for the Health Sciences Innovation Center at WVU. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Puget Sound, and a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Neuroscience from West Virginia University.