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Adtran’s next-gen fiber access platform quickens broadband rollouts

While efforts to link the entire world with reliable high speed internet is at full tilt, broadband service providers need modern, open architectures to...

Innovation Fund supports growth of ‘cancer companion’ app developer

A promising Birmingham startup that aims to help cancer patients and their families along the difficult treatment journey is recalibrating its growth plans after...

New analytics tools detect and disrupt sex trafficking in Alabama

Groundbreaking modeling from The University of Alabama is credited with assisting in the identification of dozens of potential sex trafficking victims in Alabama, according...

Wyndy expands babysitting app into Mobile, Huntsville

BIRMINGHAM – Families in Huntsville and Mobile now have access to a reliable babysitting solution. Birmingham-based Wyndy College Babysitters, an app that simplifies the process...

Pack Health to expand Birmingham operation with 200 new positions

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Leading patient-engagement company Pack Health, a Quest Diagnostics company, today announced plans to add at least 200 new full-time employee positions through an expansion...

Huntsville to house Southeast’s first net zero development

HUNTSVILLE – RCP Companies has teamed with Grounded Capital Partners on a net zero energy residential development in Huntsville’s MidCity District. Wellory Living, a $108...

Gillis named CEO of Birmingham’s Innovation Depot

Innovation Depot, a Birmingham-based tech and bio-focused startup system, has selected Brooke Gillis as its CEO, the organization announced Wednesday. Alabama Media Group reported that...

Alabama bioscience sector poised for growth through major investments

Growth projects valued at almost $200 million are now under way in Alabama’s bioscience sector, setting the stage for robust new research funding and...

Innovate Alabama leverages outdoor recreation to bolster economy

Innovate Alabama has formed a council to take full advantage of the Yellowhammer State's abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. The organization's Council on Outdoor Recreation will...

TruSpin makes Alabama home to world’s first AC electrospinning facility

TruSpin, a Birmingham-based producer of rare nanofibers, is the world's first commercial operator of an alternating current (AC) electrospinning facility. The process TruSpin employs allows...

First Solar to invest $1.1B, create 700 jobs in Lawrence County

First Solar Inc. is investing $1.1 billion in a Lawrence County solar panel manufacturing facility, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday. The company, an Arizona-based creator...

Innovate Alabama taps Huntsville business owner as founding CEO

Innovate Alabama has named Huntsville businesswoman and Alabama A&M alum Cynthia Crutchfield as its first founding CEO. Crutchfield, a Montgomery native, brings 40 years of...

Ivey awards $1.3M to universities for research, innovation

Three Alabama universities are the recipients of $1.3 million worth of grant funding, according to an announcement Wednesday by Gov. Kay Ivey. The grants, administered...

Huntsville welcomes Auburn Research and Innovation Campus

Huntsville community leaders joined with Auburn University officials Tuesday to hold a grand-opening celebration for the institution's Rocket City-based Research and Innovation Campus. Located in...

HudsonAlpha AgTech Accelerator launches with first start-up class

HUNTSVILLE — Five innovative start-up companies make up the inaugural class in the HudsonAlpha AgTech Investment Accelerator, a new initiative from the HudsonAlpha Institute...

Singing River Trail is connecting dots in Alabama

Imagine a 200+ mile greenway system connecting all of North Alabama–from the bustling towns to the tucked away hidden gems–along an uninterrupted outdoor human...

West Alabama HBCU hosts regional, state leaders at innovation roundtable

The importance of collaboration among political, business and community leaders to solve issues facing entrepreneurs was stressed Thursday at a roundtable discussion in Tuscaloosa. Stillman...

Lithium-ion battery recycler Li-Cycle opens in Tuscaloosa

Li-Cycle, a North American lithium-ion battery recycler, launched commercial operations in Tuscaloosa last week. The company's Tuscaloosa facility will support Li-Cycle's expanding electric-vehicle battery supply...

What does Honda’s $4.4 billion EV expansion in Ohio mean for Alabama?

Honda Motor Co. and LG Energy Solution announced Oct. 11 a joint-venture plan to invest up to $4.4 billion to build electric-vehicle batteries in Fayette County, Ohio,...

Roundtable: ‘Opportunities endless’ for North Alabama entrepreneurs

A wide variety of stakeholders met Thursday in Athens for a regional roundtable on the state's innovation economy. The event was co-hosted by Innovate...