HudsonAlpha, along with two of its associate companies, CFD Research Corporation and iCubate, were honored as part of the sixth annual Alabama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference held in Birmingham last month. More than 300 statewide gathered for the conference, celebrate 10 years of Alabama Launchpad, and honor the recipients.
The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) hosted the event.
All of the recipients were selected because they showed significant achievement in job creation and a commitment to innovation that addresses a specific need.
This is the third year for the awards, and the decisions are getting tougher, said Angela Wier, EDPA vice president. “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, who was in attendance. “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.”