RCBI celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with lunch & learns

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by hosting three free Lunch & Learns to highlight the benefits of apprenticeship.

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New helicopter manufactured in West Virginia now commercially available

A new helicopter resulting from a collaboration between Carbon Fiber Composites, Safari Helicopters, and the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University is now commercially available and has made its first sales.

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Clay students capture top award at annual WV Makes Festival

Clay County Middle School students Madison Paxton & Dillon McCumbers captured top honors in the youth design challenge during the West Virginia Makes Festival Oct. 4 at Marshall University in Huntington.

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Marshall University’s RCBI partners with new WV aerospace company

Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is partnering with Novus Aero Development, a newly created West Virginia technology company, to manufacturer a concept aircraft and aerospace components that will enhance the safety and affordability of the general aviation market.

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Second craft beverage summit on tap for Oct. 23 in Fairmont

To maintain momentum in the emerging craft-beverage economy – including the production of sodas, teas, beers, wines and spirits – the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition will present the second “Craft: A Farm-to-Bottle Summit” Oct. 23 in Fairmont.

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Calling all makers: RCBI to host annual WV Makes Festival Oct. 4

Makers of all ages will compete for cash prizes and state bragging rights Oct. 4 during West Virginia’s largest maker festival on the Huntington campus of Marshall University.

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Small business workshop to focus on HUBZone advantages

It pays to be in the Zone.

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Statewide agriculture competition to reward student innovation

To encourage innovation and problem-solving among students interested in agriculture, the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and statewide partners announce the third-annual West Virginia Agriculture Technology & Innovation Student Competition, which offers cash prizes to winners.

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All things local is theme of Oct. 19 food & farm event

Locally sourced food will be the focus Oct. 19 as the inaugural Local by Local: A Food & Farm Conference & Expo kicks off at Pumpkin Park in Milton. 

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RCBI awards $82,000 in early stage funding to businesses

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) recently awarded $82,000 in early stage funding to 10 West Virginia companies and entrepreneurs to help develop new products, market existing goods and services and provide training to facilitate business expansion.

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