The UAB Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HIIE) strives to be a first-in-class institution created to serve as the nexus for UAB innovation, entrepreneurial educational models, applied research, management of intellectual property and the entry point for industries seeking to collaborate with UAB, our world-class university.
The HIIE brings a cross-disciplinary technology transfer and academic approach to a new, elevated level. To accomplish this, the HIIE will focus on technology based economic development utilizing core academic and research strengths, combined with an experiential practicum, to ensure rapid development of new ideas, products and ground breaking technologies. We better prepare students, faculty, researchers and UAB innovators to be leaders in our increasingly technology-driven universe.
The HIIE empowers cross-campus disciplines, while actively seeking real solutions for our local, regional and state partnerships, utilizing the deeply scientific and academic talent base residing within the core of UAB. This includes aggressively marshalling core curricula in education, innovation, knowledge, entrepreneurship, technology transfer and community/industrial engagement in novel means to drive technology based economic development.