Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center

The Marshall Advanced Manufacturing Center (formerly the Robert C. Byrd Institute) provides leading-edge equipment, specialized training and expertise so entrepreneurs and manufacturers can innovate, create jobs and thrive. We have multiple locations in WV and can bring our resources to your site.


The Business Services of RCBI at Marshall University are committed to supporting you and your entrepreneurial ideas. Our goal is to provide resources to help entrepreneurs create, sustain, deliver and expand their products. In addition to design assistance and technical support in developing rapid prototypes, we also help develop business models and make connections to other valuable resources available in West Virginia’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Our services include:

  • Supporting development of a business plan or model
  • Designing and creating a functional prototype, through 3D printing or traditional manufacturing
  • Arranging small-batch manufacturing
  • Assisting with early-stage startup planning
  • Connecting you with other resource organizations

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Diversification

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Technology Grant Providers (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Industrial Technology Research (Specialty)
  • CAD Design and Prototype
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer
  • 3D Printing

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Research


  • Makerspace / Hackerspace (Specialty)

Product Development

  • R&D Support (Specialty)

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Starting a Business

  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization (Specialty)

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator (Specialty)
  • Maker Space (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends (Specialty)
  • Pitch Events (Specialty)
Contact Information
Derek Scarbro
1050 4th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701