IAOIP West Virginia Chapter Inaugural Meeting


Charleston, WV – InnovationWV, the West Virginia Chapter of the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP), will have its inaugural meeting on Tuesday, April 16, from 6-8 PM in the Innovation Center on the campus of the University of Charleston.

InnovationWV connects local innovators with available resources to get new ideas off of the ground.

“We started InnovationWV to move innovation forward in West Virginia, because innovation means progress,” said Terry Cyfers, Assistant Director of Innovation at UC and one of the event organizers. “The members are professionals devoted to making a substantial, positive impact in our state.”

The parent organization, IAOIP, is the world’s only innovation certification body.  It provides members with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to deliver real change in their industry or field. Cyfers joined the organization in January with the goal of making this local chapter a reality.

“Innovators can be found in businesses; in state, federal, and local governments; in universities and high schools; in garages, not-for-profit organizations, and other unlikely places,” said Cyfers. “By harnessing the tools and processes the association has to offer, and by bringing these innovators together, InnovationWV aims to change the face of West Virginia through one innovation at a time.”

Individuals may register for the event at https://bit.ly/2FWZBKY or apply for a free affiliate IAOIP membership at www.innovationwv.com.