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WVU’s IDEA Ecosystem

Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship Applied



West Virginia University has a robust Applied Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship (IDEA) ecosystem that offers multiple resources to students, faculty, staff and members of the community who aspire to think, learn and succeed creatively.

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Cutting-edge inventions and prototypes

WVU to embrace entrepreneurship and innovation at inaugural Demo Day

Nearly 70 West Virginia University students and faculty members from across campus will showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes and unique business ventures at the inaugural WVU Idea Hub Demo Day Thursday, April 19.

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LaunchLab in the Innovation Building at WVU

WVU offers services and resources to aid businesses

The WVU Women’s Business Center recently celebrated its first anniversary. Located in Evansdale Crossing, the center concentrates on helping good ideas get off the ground. Since opening, Director Andrea McCardle said the center has provided business counseling and training services to about 100 individuals.
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Women's Business center team

WVU Women's Business Center trains nearly 300 entrepreneurs in first year

A year after opening its doors to the West Virginia community, the West Virginia University Women’s Business Center has trained nearly 300 individuals, offered more than two dozen small business workshops and counseled approximately 50 business clients.

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WVU's Idea Hub Demo Day on April 19, 2018

Accepting applications to win cash & prizes at WVU's IDEA Hub Demo Day

WVU’s IDEA Hub will host the University’s inaugural Demo Day April 19. Demo Day is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff from across the entire campus to demonstrate their work in innovation, entrepreneurship and design.

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Learn Something

Learn Something.

Want to learn more about innovation, design or entrepreneurship? See what WVU has to offer! Whether it’s a major, minor, course, lecture or workshop, we’re here to help better YOUR education.

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Start Something

Start Something.

Have a great idea for a business or innovation, but don’t know where to turn? WVU has a number of specialized Centers that are available for all students, faculty and staff.

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3D Printing

Make Something.

Make something that has an impact! We can help you make a positive change at WVU and in your community. From social entrepreneurship, to prototyping and developing a new product, we’re here to create and collaborate as ONE WVU.

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