SBIR Road Tour – June 21, 2018
Huntington, West Virginia
The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Huntington on June 21, 2018. The Road Tour provides small businesses and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund, which awards billions of dollars annually. Read more.
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast/Registration/Networking
8:00 - 8:10 a.m.: Host Introduction
8:00 a.m. - noon: SBIR/STTR Federal Agency Presentations, Panel Sessions
and One-on-One Meetings
8:10 - 8:40 a.m.: America's Seed Fund – SBIR/STTR Overview (Office of Innovation
& Technology, SBA)
8:40 - 8:55 a.m.: Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC)
8:55 - 9:40 a.m.: Reverse Pitches – Participating Federal Agencies (5 minutes each)
9:45 - 10:25 a.m.: Grant Opportunities for a Public Purpose (SBA panel)
10:25 - 10:40 a.m.: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – (USPTO presentation)
10:40 - 11:20 a.m.: Staying on Track: Aligning Your Company for Success (SBA panel)
11:20 a.m. - noon: Inside the Head of an Evaluator: Common Mistakes (SBA panel)
Noon - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (speaker to be announced)
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.: Legal Workshop – WV Resources
2:00 - 2:45 p.m.: SBIR Winners – How I Did It. Success Can Be Achieved. What It Means for My Business. (State panelists share their insights)
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.: WV Resources for Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Researchers (Agencies, experts detail what state assistance is available)
3:30- 3:45 p.m.: Wrap-up and Adjournment
Women-in-manufacturing program to graduate first Bridgeport class
May 3, 2018
BRIDGEPORT — Ten women are set to graduate from a one-of-a-kind program that prepares them for careers in advanced manufacturing. The Step Up graduation is Wednesday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at RCBI Bridgeport, 2400 E. Benedum Industrial Drive.
Kanawha native named director of RCBI aerospace center
April 20, 2018
Rand native Ralph Workman, an engineer and manager with extensive experience in the aviation industry, has been named Director of RCBIAero, the Robert C. Byrd Institute’s (RCBI) new aerospace proof-of-concept and training center in Huntington.
Apprenticeship partners host national forum
April 20, 2018
More than 70 industry, education, and workforce leaders gathered at a national forum highlighting apprenticeships in manufacturing, with a special focus on the launch of the first occupational framework for additive manufacturing, better known as 3D Printing.
SBIR Road Tour rolls into Huntington June 21
April 20, 2018
The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Huntington on June 21, 2018. The Road Tour provides small businesses and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest seed fund, which awards billions of dollars annually.
RCBI offering enhanced 3D Printing/Maker Camps
April 19, 2018
Registration is underway for a series of Maker Camps hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). The camps in Huntington, South Charleston and Bridgeport are open to middle school and high school students and offer firsthand experience in 3D design, 3D printing, assembly, coding, soldering, basic electronics, electromagnetism and hydraulics. Campers also will explore careers in manufacturing and technology as they tour a local business, startup or production facility. A makerfest will give campers the opportunity to share their creations – and all they’ve learned – with visitors, family and friends during Friday’s final activities.
RCBI unveils new business-to-business website
April 10, 2018
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has launched the West Virginia Business to Business Marketplace (B2B), a comprehensive, interactive website designed to connect manufacturers to opportunities and one another.
Huntington students dominate 3D printing competition
April 19, 2018
Spring Valley High School students captured their third-consecutive gold medal finish in Additive Manufacturing during the state SkillsUSA competition hosted April 14 by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in Bridgeport.
RCBI to host SkillsUSA competitions
April 12, 2018
The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) will host three contests – including the Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) event – during the SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference April 14 in Bridgeport.
Hardy County innovator wins Vanguard Ag Competition
March 6, 2018
MORGANTOWN — Poultry farmer Joshua Frye of Wardensville is the winner of the 2018 West Virginia Vanguard Agriculture Competition sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI). Frye was honored Friday during a ceremony at the annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference in Morgantown.