Alabama

3 06, 2020

Auburn University awards 2 research projects with LAUNCH grant funding – Alabama NewsCenter

By |2020-06-03T20:45:14+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Alabama, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In an effort to advance research ideas that benefit society and the economy, Auburn University recently awarded two faculty research projects $100,000 in LAUNCH funding support. Established in 2015 by the Auburn University Research and Economic Development Advisory Board, the LAUNCH Fund for Research and Innovation involves an associated competition designed to bridge the gap between innovative research and the [...]

29 05, 2020

Auburn University awarded $1.31 million in research project funds from state

By |2020-05-29T11:16:50+00:00May 29th, 2020|Alabama, State or Government|0 Comments

Three Auburn University research projects have received a combined $1.31 million award, through a new program administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, or ADECA. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the grants this week through the new Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund. The state-funded program was created in 2019 under the Alabama [...]

14 05, 2020

Auburn University’s LAUNCH competition goes virtual 

By |2020-05-14T09:49:37+00:00May 14th, 2020|Alabama, Competition|0 Comments

COVID-19 and its associated shutdowns have not stopped Auburn University’s LAUNCH competition from going forward. This year’s annual pitch competition will be held virtually through Zoom, the online meeting platform. On Wednesday, May 13, some of Auburn University’s top entrepreneurial faculty will put forward ideas for research projects with the potential to affect the economy of the state [...]

24 10, 2019

University of Alabama aligns inventor resources, collaboration with business incubator 

By |2019-10-24T08:09:29+00:00October 24th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Alabama|0 Comments

The robust push by the University of Alabama to promote entrepreneurship both on campus and throughout the region is increasing with an alignment of resources to better support innovators. The Bama Technology Incubator, which includes on-campus laboratories and additional support for startup companies, recently changed its name to EDGE Labs and serves as the strategic counterpart to The EDGE, a [...]

12 06, 2019

‘Game-changer’: Opening of UAH’s Invention to Innovation Center marks ‘new era’ in Huntsville

By |2019-06-12T08:02:09+00:00June 12th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Alabama|0 Comments

The good news just keeps coming for Alabama’s tech industry. On Monday morning, elected officials, education leaders and business juggernauts attended a packed ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Invention to Innovation Center (I²C) on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The I²C is a regional initiative designed to foster, promote and accelerate [...]

20 12, 2018

UAB establishes $500,000 innovation fund to support university start ups

By |2018-12-20T09:49:16+00:00December 20th, 2018|Alabama, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Bill. L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established a $500,000 Innovation Fund to support the development of early-stage discoveries and promising new university startups. Jan. 1, 2019, UAB whose research has demonstrated commercial potential may apply for up to $35,000 in funding to further develop [...]

30 10, 2018

UAB establishes $500,000 innovation fund to support university start ups

By |2018-10-30T08:11:39+00:00October 30th, 2018|Alabama, New Fund Announcement, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Bill. L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established a $500,000 Innovation Fund to support the development of early-stage discoveries and promising new university startups. Jan. 1, 2019, UAB whose research has demonstrated commercial potential may apply for up to $35,000 in funding to further develop [...]

22 08, 2018

Accelerator program propels Alabama Birmingham startups to successful launches 

By |2018-08-22T20:43:05+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Alabama|0 Comments

Tan and other Fledging team members are proud that their startup company is profitable. (Alicia Rohan/UAB) Fledging – one of seven student-led ventures of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Commercialization Accelerator – has moved into Innovation Depot, allowing students to work in the hub of Birmingham’s startup network. “We’re extremely proud to have Fledging join Innovation Depot,” said Devon [...]

17 04, 2018

Mercedes-Benz, University of Alabama partner on startup challenge

By |2018-04-17T14:22:09+00:00April 17th, 2018|Alabama, Competition, Corporate|0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz is partnering with several entities, including the University of Alabama, to drive innovation within the state's college and professional startup community. The "MBUSI Innovation Challenge" is running through June 19 across two streams of participants - students and professionals, and existing startups - to offer solutions to issues in advanced manufacturing. The winners can [...]

13 02, 2018

Local startups compete in Alabama Launchpad competition for $100,000 prize 

By |2018-02-13T15:41:09+00:00February 13th, 2018|Alabama, Competition, State or Government|0 Comments

Nearly a dozen Alabama startup companies, including seven from Auburn, competed in the Auburn Regional Alabama Launchpad competition Thursday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Auburn. The competition was made up of teams from Lee, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Macon and Russell counties and the teams had 10 minutes to pitch their business plans to the judges, [...]