RCBI Assists W.Va. Innovators

Feb. 22, 2016

HUNTINGTON The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) awarded early stage funding to five innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in February 2016. As part of the award, the recipients receive technical assistance to develop their ideas into viable products.

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Lunch and Learn to Highlight Opportunities in Agriculture

 Feb. 8, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) will host a free Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 16 that focuses on “Growing Opportunity in Local Agriculture.”

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RCBI Introduces ScaleUp West Virginia

Jan. 20, 2015

HUNTINGTON — A new early-stage funding initiative at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is helping entrepreneurs and innovators take advantage of manufacturing technology including 3D Printing.

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Kickoff Set for Apprenticeship Works

Jan. 8, 2016

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, the U.S. Department of Labor, and their partners will celebrate the kickoff of Apprenticeship Works, the National Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program at RCBI, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in downtown Huntington.

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RCBI to Assist Energy Innovator

Dec. 17, 2015

HUNTINGTON — As a winner at this year’s TransTech Energy Business Development Conference, an Athens, Ohio-based company will receive technical assistance from the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) to develop a combined heat and power unit for consumers.

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RCBI Challenge to Recognize Best in Agricultural Innovation

Dec. 16, 2016

HUNTINGTON — Agricultural innovators across West Virginia will compete for a business assistance package valued in excess of $10,000 as part of a contest sponsored by the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI).

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Hurricane entrepreneur wins InnovateHER competition

Dec. 15, 2015

HUNTINGTON —A Putnam County entrepreneur is the winner of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) local InnovateHER competition hosted by the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI).

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RCBI Presents 3D Printing Workshops for W.Va. Educators

Dec. 11, 2015

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is presenting a series of workshops called “Shaping Education: 3D Printing in the Classroom” for educators who want to put the technology to work in their schools.

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RCBI Partners on Food Initiative

Nov. 2, 2015

HUNTINGTON — The Agricultural Innovations initiative at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) is working on a new food hub in Beckley that will serve a large region of southern West Virginia.

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RCBI Hosts Weekend for Entrepreneurs

Nov. 18, 2015

HUNTINGTON — The Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) hosted the first Startup Weekend West Virginia in partnership with Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business, Advantage Valley and the West Virginia Small Business Development Center.

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