Develop with UABIdentify and pursue commercial potential

The UAB IIE expands UAB’s ability to cast a broad net to identify innovations, select the most promising ones and develop the commercial potential.

We will help innovators evaluate the commercial and licensing potential of their innovations and assist with preliminary assessments of commercial viability and risk, evaluation of prototypes and estimates of development costs.

Innovations may follow several paths to commercialization. Not all inventors want to form a company or participate in commercializing their invention. We will work closely with stakeholders to develop a successful strategy for any scenario that arises to ensure the inventor, university and the community receive the most benefit from all discoveries that arise at UAB.

$1 billion goal announced for UAB’s largest-ever fundraising campaign

Mike Warren, Johnny Johns, Ray Watts, Shirley Salloway Kahn, Theresa BrunoThe University of Alabama at Birmingham today officially kicked off the public phase of The Campaign for UAB: Give Something, Change Everything, the university’s largest fundraising campaign to date, announcing an ambitious $1 billion goal. The campaign will run through 2018. “The theme reflects the fact that, when you give to UAB, you help us change our community and our world for the better, whether by finding the cure for a disease, enabling a bright young person to go to college or lighting the spark for a new innovation.”

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 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 launches company to ID source and nature of cyber threats

Gary Warner lab-37 sIn a private-public partnership, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has launched Malcovery, an intelligence company specializing in cyber threat detection, to help businesses protect themselves from cyber attacks. Malcovery uses patented forensic technology to identify the source and nature of immediate cyber attacks and analyze millions of cyber threat angles to combat future crises.

We guide innovators through
the critical first steps

  • Market research – Analyze competitors, market potential, barriers to entry and regulatory and legal hurdles.
  • Business model – Develop the basic framework, including potential sales and distribution channels, partners and alliances and resource requirements.
  • Assess talent – Assess the experience of team members, identify gaps in skills and identify strategies for filling them.
  • Business plan – Provide coaching, financial expertise and writing support to help develop a plan to attract potential investors.
  • Company formation – Provide guidance on choosing the appropriate form of corporate entity and creating its legal entity.
  • Finance – Explore options and secure initial funding.
  • Launch


And help turn brainwaves into business start-ups.