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$120 million AUBix data center opens in Auburn as high-tech catalyst

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AUBURN, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined company leaders, local officials and others at a grand opening ceremony today for AUBix, a $120 million data center in Auburn that will give businesses and public entities across Alabama a technological edge and enhanced access to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama researchers focus on peanut genome to improve harvests

Innovation

Peanuts are an important part of rural Alabama’s economy, and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is doing innovative research aimed at producing healthier harvests. Scientists at the Huntsville facility have partnered with the state’s farmers and agricultural industry leaders on genomic projects involving peanuts.

Written by Dawn Azok

FAA, Army turn to Auburn University additive center for 3-D printing research

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AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn University’s additive manufacturing research center is teaming with federal aviation authorities to improve commercial air travel by raising the reliability of 3-D printed metal aircraft components. The researchers at Auburn’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence — NCAME, for short...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Startups in unique Techstars accelerator to share future of energy at Demo Day

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Nine entrepreneurs participating in a specialized energy-focused accelerator in Birmingham will outline the vision behind their business plans at a live Demo Day event on Tuesday. The founders of these promising startups traveled from seven states and Canada to participate in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Telemedicine startup MomentMD establishing Alabama headquarters

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Florida-based telemedicine startup MomentMD is establishing a headquarters in Birmingham after receiving an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund (AFF), a seed-stage venture capital fund created to support entrepreneurial activity in the state. MomentMD has developed a comprehensive telemedicine platform designed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Northrop Grumman opens new Huntsville facility for next-gen missile work

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Northrop Grumman Corp. announced today it has opened a new facility in Huntsville to support the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, adding new jobs to the region and expanding its role supporting important national security and civil...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Canada’s Li-Cycle plans EV battery recycling facility in Alabama

Innovation

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, plans to build a recycling facility near the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, providing new capabilities within Alabama’s auto industry. The Tuscaloosa location will become Li-Cycle’s fourth lithium-ion...

Written by Jerry Underwood

$120 million AUBix data center in Auburn to become economic catalyst

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that AUBix LLC plans to open a $120 million data center in Auburn that will benefit communities across Alabama by providing a technological edge to businesses and individuals plus enhanced access to high-speed internet. Construction has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

New policies aim to spur growth in Alabama’s Innovation Economy

Innovation

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – After getting a shout out on Thursday, new policies designed to strengthen Alabama’s innovation economy are ready to drive growth and make a long-lasting impact. Governor Kay Ivey hosted a commemorative bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol on Thursday for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Bronze Valley Accelerator selects 5 startups for mentoring program

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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

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