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Bronze Valley Accelerator selects 5 startups for mentoring program

Innovation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Startup accelerator gener8tor announced today that five companies have been selected for its Summer 2021 Bronze Valley Accelerator program, giving them access to individualized coaching and a national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners and investors. The startups, recruited from Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

HudsonAlpha launches expansion project at its biotech campus 

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Officials at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology on Monday marked the start of a significant expansion project at its biotech campus, positioning the Huntsville facility for new scientific advances. The expansion will consist of two facilities: a global headquarters for Discovery...

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Montgomery TechLab showcases first class of startups on Demo Day

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Montgomery TechLab hosted Demo Day for its inaugural cohort of 10 tech startups on Thursday, allowing potential investors, stakeholders, and technology professionals from around the state to see the businesses and solutions that have been developed over the past 12 weeks at the...

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CGI marks 10 years of growth at its IT Delivery Center in Troy

Innovation

TROY, Alabama – Canada-based CGI is marking the 10th anniversary of the opening the company’s IT Delivery Center in Pike County, which through collaboration with state and local agencies and academic institutions has grown to employ 285 local professionals. In an announcement today, CGI...

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New accelerator programs launching for North Alabama tech startups

Innovation

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Technology startups in North Alabama have a new resource to speed their growth trajectory, thanks to a partnership announced today between national startup accelerator gener8tor and the MidCity Accelerator Foundation Inc. Starting in mid-2021, four annual programs for entrepreneurs will be...

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How teamwork is helping Shipt deliver

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Initiative aims to elevate Alabama as hub for tech, innovation

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A proposal in the Alabama Legislature would establish the Alabama Innovation Corp. as a catalyst to spark economic growth, technology-focused innovation and job creation throughout the state. The Alabama Innovation Corp. would act as a public-private partnership to promote specific initiatives to...

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Department of Defense launches aerospace research center at Tuskegee University

Innovation

TUSKEGEE, Alabama -- The U.S. Department of Defense has launched an Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center (AERIC) at Alabama’s Tuskegee University, enhancing research in critical areas and expanding the future technical talent pipeline for the industry. In an announcement, the DOD said Tuskegee’s...

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

Innovation

 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...

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

Innovation

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...

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Flight Works Alabama launches We Build It Better learning program

Innovation

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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