• UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship holds launch event

    “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.”

  • UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship approved by trustees

    aerial-campus_sThe 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.

  • UAB RF provides support for university start-up companies

    research_group_webDugald Hall, Debbie Bidanset, Holly Meadows and David Winwood are a few of the UAB Research Foundation team members who can help researchers secure disclosures, protect intellectual property and file patent applications.  
  • UAB’s Winwood to help lead international organization

    david_winwood_s“The patenting of discoveries and helping to establish new companies based on innovations created by university researchers adds value to the investments made in   research,” said Winwood. “Technology managers, as a group, provide valuable guidance in connecting researchers with partners able to assist in turning leading edge research into new products and services that benefit society.”

About the Institute

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship strives to be a first-in-class institution created to serve as the nexus for UAB innovation, entrepreneurial educational models, applied research, management of intellectual property and an entry point for industries seeking to collaborate with UAB, our world-class university. Read more


The greatest return on investment in UAB is the impact of its discoveries on the economy and the quality of life for our society now and in the future.