“The institute will bring a cross-disciplinary technology transfer and academic approach to a new elevated level,” said Winwood. “We will focus on technology based economic development utilizing core academic and research strengths to ensure rapid development of new ideas, products and ground breaking technologies discovered at UAB.”
- University of Alabama at Birmingham(UAB)/Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) collaboration through a $600,000 Partnership for Innovation (PFI) grant, which has the potential to enhance and create more knowledge-based jobs in the Birmingham region through UAB startups and spin-off companies.
The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees approved a proposal for the development of an Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) during its meeting on Feb. 8, 2013. The UAB Research Foundation (UABRF), which currently manages technology transfer and intellectual property created by the UAB community, will now have an expanded presence and operate as the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
When Jennifer Sheppard learned that University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Engineering and School of Business students created a motorized wheelchair for 1- to 3-year-olds, she was eager to let her daughter give it a try.
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