The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been named a winner of the Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards given by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.
The awards recognize innovative projects or programs in economic engagement. UAB received the IEP Innovation award, recognizing initiatives surrounding innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.
“This prestigious recognition from APLU speaks to the continued success of UAB’s partnership, strategic planning and leadership in growing a robust, technology-based economy for our community, region and state,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts. “Our world-class research enterprise, our Harbert Institute and Collat School of Business, and departments all over our campus — along with our partners at Southern Research — are fueling innovation and entrepreneurship at historic levels, as we work together to substantially increase the impact of our research on peoples’ lives and become the biotech commercialization leader of the Southeast.”