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Pizitz project providing lift to Birmingham tech community

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new downtown Birmingham development that mixes residential and office space with innovative food offerings and a community gathering spot is poised to become another boost for the city’s thriving tech sector. Bayer Properties’ $66 million redevelopment of the historic Pizitz...

Written by Dawn Azok

NASA Marshall readies Test Stand 4697 for extreme SLS tests (video)

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Workers have completed the construction of a critical test stand at Marshall Space Flight Center that will be used by NASA engineers to push the limits of the fuel tanks for the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad entrepreneurship program expands reach

Innovation

FLORENCE, Alabama – Alabama Launchpad, a business plan competition that has helped turn dreams into reality for entrepreneurs and innovators across Alabama, is expanding. The Shoals area will be the first regional site for Launchpad, which was started by the Economic Development Partnership of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Funding wave boosts Birmingham tech startup scene

Innovation

Entrepreneurs and innovators are getting noticed for their work in Birmingham, attracting millions of dollars in new investment for their technology-based startups. In recent months, there have been at least three major funding announcements involving local firms: On-demand grocery delivery service Shipt announced this...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama-made Atlas V rockets to lift NASA to asteroid, Mars

Innovation

Alabama-made Atlas V rockets will launch a NASA spacecraft on a dramatic mission to rendezvous with an asteroid and later send Mars 2020, the space agency’s next-generation robotic rover, to the Red Planet. [caption id="attachment_15359" align="alignright" width="300"] NASA conducts tests on an Atlas V...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Innovation Awards honor success stories across state

Innovation

Companies across Alabama, including medical researchers, shipbuilders and a media mogul, are being honored for their commitment to innovation. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama will present the 2016 Alabama Innovation Awards during the sixth annual Alabama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham. All...

Written by Dawn Azok

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

Innovation

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,

Written by Dawn Azok

Kids from Morocco, Algeria learn astronaut skills at Space Camp

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A group of 12 youngsters from Morocco and Algeria are getting an intensive look at what it’s like to be an astronaut during a visit this week to Space Camp at the U.S Space & Rocket Center. [caption id="attachment_15240" align="alignright" width="300"]

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda’s humanoid robot makes a stop in Alabama

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LINCOLN, Alabama – Honda’s innovative humanoid robot, ASIMO, visited the automaker’s Talladega County plant this week, part of an effort to encourage STEM education among local students and celebrate the advanced technology found throughout the facility. ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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