• Improving online communication security

    saxena cisco webUAB researchers are working to improve the end-to-end security of an increasingly common means of communication. Through a two-year, $150,000 project funded by Cisco Systems, researchers in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) are designing mechanisms to secure voice- and video-over-Internet (VoIP) communications, such as Skype or Jabber.  
  • 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.  
  • Study in Success

    Tim Fernandez and Bliss ChangTim Fernandez and Bliss Chang are studying the cancer-fighting powers of cell death receptors thanks to the Beckman Scholars Program, which gives undergraduates nearly $20,000 to support their research efforts.

  • 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


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