Tag - innovation

September Is Open Season For SBIR/STTR State Matching Funds

The WV Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and WVBusinessLink would like to remind any business who recently received federal SBIR/STTR funding that September 1st - 30th is one of only three windows of time annually to apply for potential State matching funds. The next funding window will be January, 2023. This...

2022 West Virginia Makes Festival

The West Virginia Makes Festival, the state largest maker fair, returns Nov. 4 to the Huntington campus of Marshall University. Join the Robert C. Byrd Institute's annual celebration of creativity and ingenuity in all forms. Show off your innovations, inventions or other creative endeavors and compete cash and other prizes!...

Real Talk: Joe Kapp, President and Co-founder of the National Center for Resource Development (NCRD)

Save The Date for our July 27 virtual Real Talk as we host Joe Kapp, President and Co-founder of the National Center for Resource Development (NCRD). We can't wait to hear his insights on the role of Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation in creating an equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joe-kapp-president-co-founder-national-center-for-resource-development-tickets-359662920477?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Generation WV’s NewForce and Fellowship Programs Support Talent Development, Retention

A Rapid Decline As we think about the future of our state, what does a vibrant West Virginia look like? We may all have varying answers, but one thing is certain – we can’t achieve it without thinking about the next generation. Unfortunately, West Virginia has the highest rate of population...

West Virginia Regional Technology Park: A place for Innovation, Science and Technology in the Kanawha Valley

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park (WVRTP) in South Charleston is anchored by unique facilities ideal for transforming an abstract idea into a completed, market-ready product with existing office space and laboratories, new concepts, technologies or systems that can be created and refined at the park. The Tech Park is...

U.S. PTO and WVU Resources for Inventors, Innovators & Entrepreneurs

The “BEST in West Virginia” program, presented by TechConnect West Virginia and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center is celebrating World IP day by partnering with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office to present a series of seminars in April and May on intellectual property. The USPTO has a wealth...

Bridging Innovation Week

This series of events will bring together various meetings and competitions from across the state that are promoting and fostering entrepreneurship in West Virginia.  These efforts will range from supporting elementary to college students and community members in their pursuit of becoming entrepreneurs to creating more opportunities in West Virginia...