Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.

Touchstone is a research and development organization which invents new technologies and spins the technologies out to make the world a better place...
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.
Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at 3:33pm
Today the students involved with the Civic Leaders Fellowship Program visited Touchstone to spend some time with Brian Joseph, Touchstone's founder, President and CEO. These outstanding university students represent the future of the Ohio Valley and this region should look upon them with pride.
The Civic Leaders Fellowship Program provides jobs for local college and university students within each student's field of study. One of the goals of the Civic Leaders Fellowship program is to connect the students to the leaders in the region. Earlier today, the group met with Wheeling's mayor, Glen Elliott and the one of the area's leading entrepreneurs, Lisa Allen, President/CEO of the Ziegenfelders Company.
Touchstone wishes to thank the Community Foundation of the Ohio Valley for putting forth the effort to build and operate the program.
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Sunday, May 28th, 2017 at 1:57pm
Last week, Touchstone hosted a wonderful group of students from the East Richland Christian School. They are bright, optimistic about the future and the school must be very proud of them. Touchstone's President/Founder, Brian Joseph gave a presentation about the technological and entrepreneurial history of the region and about all the inventions, R&D programs and spin out manufacturing businesses related to Touchstone. Following a discussion Brian toured them around to see the laboratories and manufacturing facilities. We have great expectations for this group of curious young people!
Go LIons!
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 1:56pm
Touchstone's President/CEO, Brian Joseph recently made a presentation about the Government's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program at Robert C. Byrd Institute in Huntington, WV. The SBIR program has been very important in the development of Touchstone's next-generation technologies which are the heart of the recent and upcoming spin-out businesses.
Approximately $2.5 billion is awarded through this program annually. The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest agency in this program with approximately $1 billion in SBIR grants each year. Over half the awards from the DoD are to firms with fewer than 25 people and a third to firms of fewer than 10. Historically a quarter of the companies receiving grants are receiving them for the first-time. Besides the DoD, there are also programs with the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Agriculture, and many others.
Brian believes that the SBIR/STTR program can be an agent of positive change for communities across West Virginia.
Thank you, RCBI for putting on this conference and thank you for all you do for our state!
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 8:24am
Touchstone wins another CFOAM Thermal Protection System R&D program!
Touchstone will be building on past thermal protection system (TPS) efforts and develop a new innovative lightweight and low-cost system that provides protection from lightning strikes as well as from heat and atmospheric debris.
This will be accomplished by utilizing a lightweight carbon foam (CFOAM) as the foundational material. Electrical and thermal modeling will be used to evaluate the design. The $1M Phase II Small Business Innovative Research program is funded by the MDA.
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Touchstone Research Laboratory, Ltd.Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 1:28pm
IPO Watch listed CFOAM, Ltd. as the 4th most successful IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2016. Touchstone is proud of this spin out company and the team that took the company public. CFOAM has invested substantially in to increase production in the original CFOAM manufacturing plant.