Technology and Innovation

A Look at the Biosciences Industry in Alabama

Peggy Sammon, CEO, GeneCapture Inc. and Chair, BIO Alabama ...

Alabama Biotech Investment 101

A strong support network has led Alabama biotechs to land $101 million in venture capital since 2012. Working in one of the toughest investment sectors, research-based startups have well defined paths to commercial success on home turf.

Lightning Swift Jackpot Cashout

Four years from launch to cashout, Shipt’s $550 million sale to Target is a new high for Alabama startups and a beacon for Birmingham’s emerging community of business innovators.

Shoals Shift

In contrast to a local history trodden by industry giants, Shoals leaders are focused on cultivating homegrown enterprises built for digital speed.

U.S. Jobs Insourced Down Home

It seemed too good to be true — 300 high tech jobs looking for a small town. Because the city took good care of itself, Brewton turned out ideal after this Atlanta IT’s search for a rural homeplace.

Sought-after Software Enterprises

Kevin Chowning has been part of two software startups that were later part of M&A transactions....

Rust Buster with Big Potential

Jon Brasher   Few people who...

Inventive Startups Already Rolling

Enterprise Software for Beer Brewery Buddy // Tuscaloosa Josh Sahib was having a beer at a Tuscaloosa brewery when he came up...

Innovations Critical and Complex

Alabama’s top academic and nonprofit inventors have produced significant patents, primarily in biomedical fields. They are among the 4, 000 fellows of the...

Boosting High Tech Critical Mass

Key players behind Innovate Birmingham, from left: Brian Hilson of BBA, Dr. Ray Watts...

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Auburn Soil Lab Gets $43M Infusion

A venerable soil research facility at Auburn University is expecting a $43 million funding infusion from Congress for a new facility that will continue its work of improving global food production.

Movers & Shakers in Coffee, Dale & Geneva Counties

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City Trees Are These Artisans’ Niche

Leigh and Cliff Spencer’s Alabama Sawyer makes its niche in the recycled timber of Alabama’s “urban forest.”

Alabama Builders Advance New Technologies

Technology is now making a difference on the ground in Alabama construction — whereas, the data once just flowed to HQ.