On November 18, 2020, Governor Kay Ivey announced Revive Plus, a $200 million grant program to support small businesses, non-profits and faith-based organizations in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Plus is the second wave of funding for these organizations with 50 or fewer employees and will award grants of up to $20,000.
WTVM News Leader 9 has written about Auburn-based SiO2 Materials Science, previously featured here, and their contribution to the COVID-19 vaccine effort: "The biotech company Moderna, said its vaccine is nearly 95 percent effective, and an East Alabama-based company is playing an integral role in that vaccine’s distribution and storage."
Alabama manufacturers and entrepreneurs now have a new resource to help further their innovation, the Additive Manufacturing Accelerator (AMA) in Auburn. The accelerator was established to aid industries and startups as they create and develop new products using advanced additive methods, or 3D printing, in metals and polymers.
Auburn entrepreneurs looking for extra space to foster innovation and develop business ideas have a new home. The New Venture Accelerator -- roughly 7,000 square feet of office space within The Park's new Research and Innovation Center housed with a team of resident experts – will guide startups on how to create business models, identify pricing strategies, and pitch to investors.