The Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship fosters an entrepreneurial ecosystem at UAB and provides the infrastructure required for students, staff, and faculty to commercialize innovation on campus, within the community, and beyond.

Through partnerships with UAB schools, colleges, programs, and the local business community, the HIIE works to increase innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and businesses to launch sustainable startups with new or disruptive technologies.

innovation at a glance
2 faculty startups formed
4 student startups formed
37 licenses executed
15 US patents issued
$6.43M total revenue
275+ inventors engaged
130+ community members engaged
75+ student entrepreneurs engaged

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