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Strategic Partnerships and Technology

The WVU Institute for Sustainability and Energy Research provides services for large, multi-disciplinary research projects on and off campus.

Energy research includes:

  • Alternative/Sustainable
  • Carbon Utilization
  • Energy Geosciences
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Gas Utilization
  • Regional Development and Energy Policy

How we partner with industry and non-profits

Industry and non-profits may work with WISER through collaborations on a variety of research and education programs. Typically participation is through the coordination of research in response to state or federal funding opportunities. WISER may work as a prime contractor or as a subcontractor on state or federally funded research. The institute may also conduct specific research on behalf of an industry or non-profit sponsor.

How we partner with WVU faculty

WISER provides the following services to affiliated WVU energy faculty and staff on select, multidisciplinary projects:

Pre-Proposal Capture

  • anticipating funding opportunities
  • federal budget intelligence
  • influencing funding agency priorities
  • advising state and federal officials

Interdisciplinary Coordination

  • promoting and supporting large, complex interdisciplinary efforts
  • facilitating exchange of ideas and expertise – hosting cross-college energy forums
  • promoting and supporting interdisciplinary research centers
  • obtaining and distributing interdisciplinary seed funding
  • routine dissemination of information to energy affiliates

Partnership Development

  • connecting faculty with private-sector and NGO partners
  • finding cost-share partners
  • non-traditional funding sources

Proposal Management

  • visioning, solutioning, win-theming, story-arcing
  • proposal template creation and management
  • technical assistance, advising, and writing
  • coordination with WVU Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
  • cost-share development assistance
  • requirements analysis and compliance
  • budget preparation and submission
  • document management and editorial services
  • red team/gold team reviews

Project Management

  • planning and scheduling
  • resource allocation
  • budgeting and monitoring project costs
  • quality management
  • reporting
  • tracking actual project tasks vs. original forecasts

Commercialization Support and IP Management

  • non-disclosure and intellectual property agreements (NDA's & IPA's)
  • commercialization strategy
  • coordination with WVU Tech Transfer and Export Control offices
  • feasibility and return on investment (ROI) analysis
  • developing of licensing and spin-off packages

Contact Sam Taylor, director, for more information.