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

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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

Innovation

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

RadioBro entrepreneurs prep for launch of Cyclone flight test system

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The young aerospace entrepreneurs behind Huntsville startup RadioBro Corp. are prepping for the production roll-out of their flight test data-acquisition system as they continue to pursue business connections around the world. Made In Alabama, which profiled RadioBro just before last year’s Paris Air Show,

Written by Dawn Azok

NASA’s Alabama hub simulates space hazards to advance exploration

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Inside Building 4605 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, there’s a portal to space and all of its extreme conditions. It’s called the High Intensity Solar Environment Test system, or HISET. NASA says the device’s chamber is the only place on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus links with Alabama universities to build new leaders

Innovation

One of the ways Airbus is putting down roots in Alabama is through partnerships with local universities that aim to help shape the next generation of industry leaders. The aerospace giant has donated large airplane components to engineering departments at the University of South...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Four trends lifting Alabama aerospace industry to new altitudes

Innovation

One day last month, a barge floated along the Tennessee River toward NASA’s Alabama hub, the Marshall Space Flight Center. On board was a key piece of hardware for the agency’s Space Launch System, its new deep space exploration rocket. The hardware – fabricated...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation kicks off work on unique materials factories in Alabama

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – GE Aviation executives joined Governor Robert Bentley today to formal launch a $200 million project to build two factories in Alabama that are critical to the company’s plans to produce revolutionary ultra-lightweight parts for jet engines. Leading state and local officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: Key indicators show Alabama bioscience industry expanding

Innovation

Alabama’s bioscience industry is robust, and key indicators show the sector is growing to support new, high-paying jobs, according to a report from TEConomy Partners LLC and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, or BIO. The “Value of Bioscience Innovation in Growing Jobs and Improving Quality...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovation Depot boosts biotech pipeline, entrepreneurial ecosystem

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Birmingham’s Innovation Depot has played a key role in growing Alabama’s biotech industry, with standout facilities, strong ties to world-class researchers and an extensive network of contacts that help new firms make their mark in the field. The business incubator is home to a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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