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New business incubators to spark innovation across Alabama

Innovation

Alabama universities are providing new launch pads for entrepreneurs and their innovative business ideas across the state. Several new incubators have opened or are in the works, and all of the projects have the potential to help spin out new jobs and investment for...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama universities plug into industry with auto research projects

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama isn’t only a major center for auto manufacturing, it’s also a growing hub for research and development projects that drive future industry technologies. At the University of Alabama, the Center for Advanced Vehicle Technologies offers interdisciplinary education, as well as...

Written by Dawn Azok

New Flyer to add Innovation Center in $25 million Alabama expansion

Innovation

ANNISTON, Alabama – New Flyer, the largest transit bus manufacturer in North America, kicked off a $25 million project this morning that will expand and upgrade its Anniston production campus and include a unique Vehicle Innovation Center dedicated to the advancement of bus and motor...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Montgomery hosts Air Force’s largest conference on cyber threats

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – This week, Alabama’s Capital City has been at the center of high-level discussions focusing on the wide-ranging cyber challenges facing the nation in the digital age. The Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference (AFITC) today enters its third and final...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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