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Venture Development Interns Pitch Technologies

On November 21st, the Friday of Homecoming week, most students are preparing for Saturday’s game. However, this was not the case for the Venture Development interns at The University of Alabama’s Office for Technology Transfer (OTT). Instead, these students were pitching new technologies developed at UA to external business leaders and professionals. At the beginning

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Congratulations Dr. Yang-Ki Hong!

The Office for Technology Transfer would like to congratulate Dr. Yang-Ki Hong on receiving a patent for entitled “Through the Earth communication systems and methods.” This technology involves a spiral ferrite structured antenna that enhances signal strength in wireless communications by generating a more intense signal through the utilization of the same power supply as the commonly

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We are hiring!

Have you ever wanted to be involved with cutting edge technology? Are you interested in working with startup companies? Would you like to gain experience talking to real industry professionals before you graduate? If so, then The University of Alabama Office for Technology Transfer (OTT) is for you. First, what is OTT? The Office for

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Congratulations! Sloan McCrary Heading to Sharecare, Inc.

Congratulations Sloan! After four semesters, OTT’s Graduate Research Assistant, Sloan McCrary, is on his way to Atlanta, GA to work full-time as a Business Analyst for Sharecare, Inc. Sloan graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History in 2012 and continued his education at UA, earning his MBA

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SBIR/STTR Workshop

Do you have a technology-based startup? Are you interested in starting a company in a technology-based field? Then join us on April 29th at 12:00 pm to learn more about SBIR/STTR funding to drive your technology forward. Please see more detailed information regarding the event below.  

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UA Research Innovation Day – April 16th

Do you have an idea for a business? Already have a business and looking to grow? Interested in learning more about marketing, social media, or sales? Then join us on Wednesday April 16th from 9:00 am – 2:15 pm in the Rast Room at the Bryant Conference Center for UA Research Innovation Day with content

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UA Alumni named President of Innovative Med Concepts

Pharmaceutical executive Rick Burch has been named President of Innovative Med Concepts, LLC (IMC).  IMC is a Biotech company based in Tuscaloosa, AL focused on developing groundbreaking research with a novel therapeutic approach for pain relief. Recently Mr. Burch was V.P. and General Manager of the CNS Business Unit for UCB, a global biopharmacy company

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Alabama Launchpad Announces Seventh Annual Business Plan Competition

Tuscaloosa, AL – Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation, will host its seventh Business Plan Competition over the next several months. Applications will be accepted starting December 12th and a max of 25 startups will be chosen to compete on January 31st for multiple seed grants ranging from $20k to $100k in

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Dr. Whitney Hough Hired as OTT’s Venture Development Associate

The Office for Technology Transfer is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Whitney Hough as the new Venture Development Associate. “I am really excited to be working for OTT,” Whitney said. “UA has a tremendous amount of research going on in a range of fields from computer science to biology with new discoveries happening

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Going Viral: Surgeon, Professor Team in New Approach to Pain Treatment

A chronic pain condition and numerous gastrointestinal disorders may all be caused by a virus. That’s a Tuscaloosa-based surgeon’s theory likely headed for a clinical trial early next year and one drawing support from a University of Alabama researcher who studies how viruses replicate. The theory of Dr. William “Skip” Pridgen, the physician, is now

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