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

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Department of Defense launches aerospace research center at Tuskegee University

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

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

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Bronze Valley names first startup class in gener8tor accelerator

Innovation

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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