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2017 Innovation Awards honor ingenuity of Alabama companies

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Three Alabama businesses will be honored this week as leading innovators in their fields. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) will present the 2017 Innovation Awards at its “imerge” program today in Birmingham. Among this year’s winners is ZeroRPM of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Boeing to perform design work on new ICBM in Alabama

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The U.S.'s next-generation intercontinental ballistic missile could be designed in Alabama. Boeing Co., the aerospace company whose roots in Alabama go back more than half a century, announced today that the U.S. Air Force has awarded it a $349 million contract...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovation Week to showcase Birmingham’s dynamic innovation ecosystem

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Birmingham’s rich entrepreneurial landscape will be in the spotlight this week, as inventors, investors and the new technologies they created are celebrated. Innovation Week Birmingham events include a solar eclipse viewing party, a panel discussion on how technology is changing Birmingham’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

INNOVATION: New UAB Accelerator to power startup growth

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new effort at the University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks to provide critical support for startups when they are in the earliest stages of development. The UAB Commercialization Accelerator will officially launch next week during Innovation Week Birmingham, an annual...

Written by Dawn Azok

IT services firm Provalus to create 300 jobs at Alabama facility

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced that Provalus, a company specializing in business technology service and support, plans to invest $6.5 million to open a center in Brewton staffed with 300 workers. Atlanta-based Optomi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech-staff firms, launched Provalus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

After the Paris Air Show, Alabama team targets aerospace projects

Innovation

PARIS – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed France early this morning after two intensive days of appointments at the Paris Air Show, where they met with 18 top-level executives and discussed potential and ongoing projects that could bring hundreds...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Northrop Grumman teams with UAH on student drone project

Innovation

From military ops to package delivery, drones are popping up everywhere, and Alabama college students are at the forefront of developing even more ways to control, use and defend against them. At the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a senior design class tackled a...

Written by Dawn Azok

GE selects Auburn University for additive manufacturing program

Innovation

A leader in additive manufacturing technologies, GE, has selected Auburn University as one of just eight universities from around the world to participate in a groundbreaking program focusing on 3-D printing research and education initiatives. Auburn, which has been strategically expanding its activities in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

UAB students’ research work takes flight with drone technology

Innovation

Drones are quickly becoming a prolific part of modern society, and students at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are doing cutting-edge research involving the flying machines. Elizabeth Bevan, a doctoral student in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences,

Written by Dawn Azok

Biotech firm Blondin to collaborate on breast cancer research project in Finland

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A key executive for Blondin Bioscience LLC is a collaborator on a prestigious grant awarded by the Academy of Finland that will aid in the study of breast cancer therapies. Dr. Katri Selander, founder and chief scientific officer of the Birmingham-based...

Written by Dawn Azok

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