Three teams from UAB have been named semifinalists in the Alabama Launchpad Business Plan Competition. Designed to promote and reward marketable high-growth, technology-based ventures that have the potential to attract future funding, the competition offers a grand prize of $100,000.

The teams are: – Craig Huggart, student, electrical engineering
Photonics Innovations – Sergey Mirov, Ph.D., professor, natural science and math
Intellectrode, LLC – Frank Amthor, professor, psychology

Alabama Launchpad was formed in 2006 by founding partners Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Auburn University, the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Alabama at Huntsville and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA). The goals of Alabama Launchpad are to provide seed financing to high-growth businesses on an annual basis, to create a statewide event that brings together various regional and technology-based interests and to market and promote the economic opportunities for technology development in Alabama.

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