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WVU Office of Technology Transfer to host eighth annual TransTech Energy Conference

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WHAT: The West Virginia University Office of Technology Transfer eighth annual TransTech Energy Business Development Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Infrastructure Security.”

WHEN: Oct. 28-30

WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, Southpointe, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

NOTES: The TransTech conference will highlight energy-related technology in the tri-state region: smart/advanced manufacturing, reduction of carbon emissions and examples of an energy efficient, sustainable economy for the future. 

  • Monday (Oct.28):
    Introduction to I-Corps sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. Registrants for TransTech are welcome to attend. 
  • Tuesday and Wednesday (Oct 29 and 30):
    Keynotes and presentations from DOE representatives, as well as panel discussions on the topics of Micro Grids, Rare Earth Elements, securing identities and securing the future of the Appalachian economy. 

Pitch competition, followed by an awards ceremony at the close of the conference. Up to $30,000 in monetary awards and $20,000 in technical assistance awards will be granted to the winners. 

The conference will encourage and enable innovators from the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic states to pitch their ideas, projects, products, apps and discoveries to venture and angel investors, potential strategic partners, project and economic developers, potential customers and the general public. 

Read the full agenda of TransTech Energy Conference



CONTACT: Randy Quinn
Center for Innovation and Research Commercialization, TechTransfer
412-398-1784 (cell);

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