Alabama Innovation Awards honor success stories across state

HudsonAlpha and associate companies will attend the Alabama Innovation Award ceremony tomorrow in Birmingham, Ala.

Companies across Alabama, including medical researchers, shipbuilders and a media mogul, are being honored for their commitment to innovation.

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama will present the 2016 Alabama Innovation Awards next week during the sixth annual Alabama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham.

All of the recipients were selected because they showed significant achievement in job creation and a commitment to innovation that addresses a specific need.

“Many Alabama companies know how essential innovation is to their sustainability, and the awards have provided a way for them to showcase their successes,” she said. “We were awed by so many of the applicants this year and are excited to present the winners on Aug. 30.”This is the third year for the awards, and the decisions are getting tougher, said Angela Wier, EDPA vice president.

“This is an impressive list of award winners, and it shows the priority that our companies are placing on innovation,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “From advanced manufacturing operations in factories to groundbreaking research in the lab, members of Alabama’s business community are making great strides in transforming their own particular industries.”

Check out the success stories from winners including HudsonAlpha, CFD Research Corporation and iCubate here.