Innovate Alabama, the state’s pioneering entrepreneurial initiative, is proud to announce the first selected members of the Innovate Alabama Network. With an ambitious mission of strengthening creative innovation across Alabama, this network will bring together communities, not-for-profits, and academic institutions, and will be supported by a $9.3 million investment. Together, these organizations will work towards a common goal of fostering a vibrant environment for growth. 

This exclusive designation includes 51 entities in 17 counties across the state, such as 30 non-profit organizations, 11 municipalities, and 10 colleges and universities. 


  • City of Auburn  
  • City of Bessemer  
  • City of Dothan  
  • City of Henagar  
  • City of Hoover  
  • City of Marion  
  • City of Mobile  
  • City of Pinson  
  • City of Talladega  
  • Shelby County  
  • Town of Pike Road  


Nonprofit entities: 

  • AL AI Center  
  • Alabama Trails Foundation  
  • Baldwin County Community and Economic Development Foundation  
  • BioAlabama  
  • Birmingham Bound  
  • Birmingham Business Alliance  
  • Bronze Valley Foundation  
  • Cordova Economic Industrial Development Authority  
  • Ed Farm  
  • Economic Development Partnership of Alabama  
  • Hardware Park  
  • HBCU Cares  
  • Higher Education Partnership  
  • Innovation Depot  
  • Innovation Portal  
  • Main Street Marion  
  • McWane Science Center  
  • Montgomery Tech Lab  
  • Prosper Foundation  
  • QIE Foundation  
  • REV Birmingham  
  • Singing River Trail  
  • Southern Research  
  • Teach2Lead  
  • The Alabama Collective  
  • The Arc of Madison County  
  • The E-Center  
  • The Overton Project  
  • United Way of Southwest Alabama  
  • Venture for America 

Innovate Alabama Network is a pivotal stride towards strengthening the state’s innovation and entrepreneurial environment.  

Organizations, communities, and academic institutions that would like to join Innovate Alabama Network’s second round must send in their applications by 5 p.m. CT on January 5, 2024. For those who need more information before submitting, webinars and office hours will be hosted until the end of the year to provide more details. 

For crucial updates or to apply you can visit 

(Source: ALDailey)