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AIDT teams for unique job-training initiative using virtual reality simulation

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 MONTGOMERY, Alabama — AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, is teaming with Hyundai Power Transformers USA and a firm specializing in virtual reality technologies on a revolutionary jobs training program. The collaboration with immersive learning startup TRANSFR stands to make cutting-edge job training accessible...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auburn’s SiO2 launches production of high-tech COVID-19 vaccine vials

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AUBURN, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of SiO2 Materials Science and other officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of a facility where the Auburn company has launched production of unique vials to be used in the delivery of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Flight Works Alabama launches We Build It Better learning program

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MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama has developed an innovative learning program that will provide a set of classroom kits and interactive techniques designed to help instructors expand students’ creative capacity and encourage discoveries. The program, delivered through seven We Build It Better innovation...

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Bronze Valley names first startup class in gener8tor accelerator

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama ​-- Startup accelerator gener8tor announced today the participants selected for 10 Fall 2020 gBETA cohorts, including five promising companies in the program’s inaugural class at the Bronze Valley Accelerator. Birmingham’s Bronze Valley​ is a non-profit, early stage venture investment platform that focuses...

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Boeing Huntsville gets contract boost for key missile defense system

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Aerospace giant Boeing Co.’s Huntsville operation has been awarded a $249 million contract modification in support of the only operationally deployed missile defense capable of shielding the entire U.S. against long-range ballistic missile attacks. Boeing’s Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system is...

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Alabama’s robust bioscience sector steps into spotlight at BIO Alabama event

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The bioscience industry has a far-reaching influence in communities across Alabama and beyond, a fact that’s been shown most recently in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The state’s researchers and entrepreneurs have stepped up in a major way, with contributions that support diagnostic...

Written by Dawn Azok

Techstars Alabama EnergyTech accelerator announces first start-up class

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator announced its first class of startups today – 10 firms from seven states launching an intensive, 13-week endeavor beginning this week. Three of the companies already call Birmingham home. As a group, these startups specialize in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Reignite Alabama competition awards $150,000 to 4 promising startups

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four Alabama businesses that have developed innovative ideas to combat challenges in the COVID-19 era have been awarded a share of $150,000 to bring their plans to life. The businesses, with ideas that range from an exposure notification app for COVID-19...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Launchpad funding fuels growth plans for tech startup MOXIE

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The founders of MOXIE, which specializes in cutting-edge Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for industrial companies, say the Birmingham startup is preparing for growth after securing funding in an Alabama Launchpad competition. MOXIE earned a $100,000 seed-stage award in Launchpad’s recent 2020 Cycle 2...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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