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Innovation. Design. Entrepreneurship. Applied.

A spirit of innovation, design and entrepreneurship is an essential tool for career success and serves to enhance multidisciplinary appreciation, yield advanced solutions and provide novel insights. The IDEA Faculty Fellows program presents an opportunity for faculty to become involved by directly creating curriculum to enhance student skills in the areas of innovation, design and entrepreneurship.

Idea Fellows

Success Stories

2019 demo day competition

WVU IDEA Hub celebrates 2019 Demo Day winners

While thousands of West Virginia University students, faculty and staff from nearly all colleges, as well as both regional affiliates, participated in the second annual Demo Day on April 25, many also entered into competitions for cash prizes, classroom projects and, of course, bragging rights.

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WVU’s second annual Demo Day is an example of the University-wide commitment to cultivating a robust and dynamic culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and design.

Second annual WVU Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition

An innovative idea to combat infectious diseases, another to improve the patient experience and an invention to help musicians perform with ease won the day as the West Virginia University LaunchLab hosted its second annual Manufacturing Day Pitch Competition Tuesday (Oct. 8).

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Demo day exhibit with virtual glasses

Secretary Warner announces results of WV Business Registration Survey

Charleston, W.Va. – Secretary of State Mac Warner is pleased to announce the results of a survey completed by new customers who recently registered their business with the Office’s Business & Licensing Division. 

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pitch contest in Beckley

WVU entrepreneurs selected to participate in National Science Foundation I-Corps training

Two West Virginia University entrepreneurs have been selected to attend the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) training program beginning May 5 in Nashville, Tenn. 

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Our Values

  • Collaborate  - We will work together to provide the highest level of opportunities for growth.
  • Disrupt - We encourage new ways of thinking to empower innovation.
  • Create - We seek to build a sustainable ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Transform  - We cultivate new experiences to change mindsets to positively impact West Virginia and the greater community.

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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