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Innovation. Design. Entrepreneurship. Applied.

By showcasing the vast network of resources and opportunities across the University, the IDEA Hub elevates an integrated web of WVU’S entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators who are applying entrepreneurship and innovation to solve problems and embrace change.  

Redefining Entrepreneurship and Innovation: A commitment to solving a problem

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Members:
Are you committed to solving a problem? What's your idea? Start your journey here!

Success Stories

WVU Evansdale Innovation Center is partnering with WVU LaunchLab network to host the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps training program.

WVU to leverage entrepreneurial opportunities with the launch of the NSF I-Corps program

The West Virginia University Evansdale Innovation Center is partnering with WVU LaunchLab Network to host the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps training program to help prepare WVU scientists and engineers to accelerate their cutting-edge technologies and products into the marketplace. 

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WVU's LaunchLab hosted its first annual manufacturing day pitch competition.

WVU Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition

West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the WVU LaunchLab Network co-hosted the Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition in celebration of National Manufacturing Day. Participating students were to highlight a problem and solution for a physical product that could be manufactured. WVMEP provided winners with cash prizes as well as 10 hours of consulting services. 
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Carrie White has been named the assistant vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Carrie White to lead WVU Idea Hub as assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation

West Virginia University Provost Joyce McConnell announced today that the former director of the WVU LaunchLab, Carrie White, has been named assistant vice president for entrepreneurship and innovation at the University. White was selected to fill this open position following a national search.

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Nima ShahabShahmir is an innovator at WVU tech.

Bear Tracks Magazine highlights innovation across WVU Tech’s Campus

Nima ShahabShahmir is an information systems student at WVU Tech. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, he spent many of his formative years living with an ever-present reminder of humanity’s impact on the environment. As one of the most polluted cities on the planet, Tehran’s blanket of smog claims dozens of lives every day. 
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MOVING WEST VIRGINIA FORWARD

The IDEA Hub’s mission to infuse innovation and entrepreneurship across West Virginia University to help catalyze business growth, startups and investment opportunities directly aligns with West Virginia Forward’s efforts to grow the state’s innovation ecosystem.

Learn about West Virginia Forward.  

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