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Alabama NewsCenter — Innovate Alabama Network awards $9.3 million to support community-based innovation

| November 10, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

By: Mark Kelly

Innovate Alabama has unveiled the inaugural designees of the Innovate Alabama Network, a comprehensive resource connecting communities, nonprofits, and higher education institutions fostering innovation at the community and regional level. The network awarded $9.3 million to the 51 designees that hail from across Alabama.

Representing 17 Alabama counties, the Innovate Alabama Network designees include 30 nonprofit organizations, 11 communities and municipalities, and 10 colleges and universities.

“This is a major step forward in growing the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in Alabama,” said Innovate Alabama CEO Cynthia Crutchfield. “By providing funding and resources in this way, we are developing a statewide network for innovation programming and catalyzing entrepreneurship in all of our communities, both rural and urban.”

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