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WVU offers a number of resources to assist faculty and staff teach and practice entrepreneurship and innovation with the development of their own business ideas. 

Tech Transfer 

Commercialization assistance for faculty and staff regarding University-owned Intellectual Property.  

The Heath Sciences Innovation Center

An incubator space with labs, scientific infrastructure and commercialization assistance for life sciences start-ups. 

Contact:  Richard Giersch 

The WVU LaunchLab

Provides resources and assistance for faculty interested in teaching entrepreneurship as well as faculty members with business ideas not related to their academic research. 

The WVU Women’s Business Center

Provides training and business coaching specifically designed for women. The WBC is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. 

The WVU IDEA Fellows

This competitive fellowship is designed specifically for WVU faculty members with an interest in promoting entrepreneurship in their home discipline and the students across campus.   

WVU Libraries

The WVU Libraries provide market research and intellectual property assistance for faculty.

Business Research Guide

Patents and Trademarks