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Innovation Week: Birmingham tech sector offers ‘room to run’ for entrepreneurs

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – World class research institutions, along with a skilled workforce, strong financial community and engaged business leadership are among the assets that make the Birmingham region fertile ground for innovation and technology.

The sector’s rich landscape here is being celebrated this week, with various forums, open houses and panel discussions that feature entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and supporters.

Innovation Week 2016 BannerBirmingham Innovation Week kicked off last Friday and will continue to this weekend, with a full slate of events planned. (See a complete schedule here)

According to the Birmingham Business Alliance, the metro area is home to more than 700 technology-based companies and $2 billion in innovation capital. It’s also in the top 5 percent of I.T. sectors and innovation cities in the U.S.

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