UAB faculty, staff, and students may apply for funding to develop and advance ideas to market under the i6 grant (ED17HDQ0200081) awarded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

Interested UAB faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to apply using the attached application. All business models are welcome, including non-profit and commercialization of UAB research.

Funds will be disbursed pending review by the Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and EDA.

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More than $300,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Regional Innovation Strategies program was invested to support proof-of-concept and early-stage product development at UAB. The awards address a critical period in the development process between research and commercialization. Of these 11 inventors, two have formed a new company and three intend to and four would consider forming a startup. We're proud to support these projects:

  • All Inclusive Sport Event Application
    Kris Hazard, UAB Athletics
  • Optimization of Vaccine Adjuvant Production
    Pengfei Wang, Ph.D., College of Arts and Sciences
  • Research Macro: A Research and Research Participant Journey
    Mohanraj Thirumalai, Ph.D., School of Health Professions
  • ScopeAssist
    Kyle Wood, M.D., Heersink School of Medicine
  • Therapeutics Targeting COVID-19
    G.M. Anantharamaiah, Ph.D., Department of Medicine
  • Portable Nitric Oxide Generating Drug Device to Treat Pulmonary Hypertension
    Nagababu Enika, Ph.D., Heersink School of Medicine
  • Coil Wire for Intravascular Navigation
    Jesse Jones, M.D., Heersink School of Medicine
  • Custom Hierarchical Image Processing Software (CHIPS)
    Massimo Fazio, Ph.D., Schools of Medicine and Engineering
  • ZorroFlow
    David Askenazi, MD, Heersink School of Medicine
  • Patient Directed Intervention to Decrease Exposure to Aerosolized Particles
    Gregory Kennedy, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Surgery
  • Offloading Boot: A Better Total Contact Cast
    Kenneth Unger, DPM, Department of Surgery