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Innovation Week to showcase Birmingham’s dynamic innovation ecosystem

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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

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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

UAB students’ research work takes flight with drone technology

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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

Alabama team seeks new life sciences markets in Europe

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BERLIN -- Alabama business and community leaders are in Europe this week, seeking new market opportunities for the state’s growing bioscience industry in the countries of Germany and Denmark. The 22-member delegation also is promoting the cutting-edge developments happening at research centers from Huntsville...

Written by Dawn Azok

Birmingham region scorecard: 2,000 new jobs from 2016 projects

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The Birmingham Business Alliance said today that economic development activity in its seven-county region generated more than 2,000 jobs and nearly $587 million in new capital investment during 2016. At a breakfast meeting today, BBA leaders also outlined their strategy of harnessing the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama academic researchers work to power new discoveries

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Researchers at universities across Alabama are involved in groundbreaking work that is bringing promising new developments to industry, healthcare and community life. In many instances, the projects have been recognized by national research groups, which are funneling millions of dollars in funding into the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovate Birmingham partnership creates pathway to tech jobs

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A program called the Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership will deploy $6 million in federal funding to train young adults in Alabama’s largest metro area for 925 high-paying technology-focused jobs. The Innovate Birmingham partnership is supported by a broad coalition of business, community and...

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

Commerce joins Alabama team at major biotech convention

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A key recruitment official from the Alabama Department of Commerce is joining a delegation of state bioscience leaders at the BIO International Convention, the biotech sector’s largest annual conference, attracting more than 15,000 high-level industry figures from around the globe. BIO 2016 begins today...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovation Fund grant speeds rollout of AIMTech treadmill

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The Alabama Innovation Fund helped speed the development of a revolutionary treadmill designed to allow people with neurological or physical disorders to exercise in a safe manner. The device, called the ResistX, is the first product from the Alliance for Innovative Medical Technology (AIMTech),

Written by Jerry Underwood

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