Invention 2 Innovation at UAB

University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011 - $24,000

This grant supports the creation of the Invention 2 Innovation (i2i) program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). The i2i program creates E-Teams by pairing students and faculty in the UAB Life Science Entrepreneurship Program with local business mentors engaged by the Birmingham Business Alliance, the leading local business advocacy group. These teams are looking to bring to market UAB Research Foundation technology assets with high commercial potential. The i2i program is acting as a feeder program to the Alabama Launchpad, which provides a five-month program of coaching, support and fundraising opportunities for student startups.