Inspire discovery and entrepreneurial thinking

Visionary leadership that nurtured a nascent medical center in the 1940s formed the pillars for the internationally acclaimed research university UAB would become: Dream big. Dare to cross boundaries. Be relentless in pursuit of knowledge. Use it to change destinies.

UAB’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship improves the efficiency and competitiveness of that research engine in an environment that fuels and sustains innovation among faculty, researchers, students and community leaders.

We can accelerate new company formation and technology transfer through improved and flexible processes that build on successes of the UAB Research Foundation. Since its inception, UABRF has generated more than $64 million in licensing revenues and helped created 55 start-up companies based on products and technologies discovered at UAB. 

Improving creativity
— in the process

  • Expand teaching and understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Foster experiential learning in collaboration with community partners

  • Develop a richer process for vetting ideas

  • Streamline the process for identifying innovative products and services

  • Simplify access to resources that nurture and accelerate development of successful companies

  • Offer leadership and management coaching

  • Embrace proactive, new and unique strategies for increasing IP and licensing opportunities

Developing a culture that fuels and sustains innovation