The Alabama EPSCoR Program is dedicated to the advancement of economic development via scientific and engineering research through a collaborative effort among the state’s research universities. The focus of its activities is to attract and retain distinguished scientists and researchers for Alabama; to develop cutting-edge technologies, companies, and opportunities; and to bolster state competitiveness in medicine, biotechnology, engineering, mathematics and other applied sciences.
The strategic economic development plan for the state, Accelerate Alabama, guides leaders in the public and private sectors to ensure the growth of a strong science and technology foundation in Alabama.
The plan focuses the state’s efforts on three economic development drivers:
- Recruitment of new business and industry
- Retention and expansion of existing business and industry
- Renewal through job creation, innovation, commercialization, and research and development
Accelerate Alabama identifies core technology assets in the state, and calls for state and private support for applying core technologies to eleven target business sectors in order to promote innovation and global competitiveness for Alabama’s key industries.