AUBURN – The Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, through its operating agreement with Auburn University, has established the Auburn Business Incubator. The full-service, mixed-use business incubator is designed to help with commercialization of university- and community-derived technologies and services through new business ventures.
The Auburn Research and Technology Foundation is a university-affiliated, nonprofit corporation formed to support the mission of the university, particularly in the areas of research and economic development, and is developing and operating the Auburn Research Park.
AUBURN – HaloSource Inc., the clean water and antimicrobial technology company with origins based on a revolutionary biocidal technology developed at Auburn University, has completed an initial public offering on London’s AIM stock exchange.
The company raised approximately $80 million before expenses, $50 million of which was put toward the company’s business expansion efforts and $30 million for select selling shareholders.
AUBURN – Auburn University will provide a forum for innovators and consumers of assistive technology when it hosts the first Alabama Assistive Technology Expo and Conference, or ALATEC, Oct. 7-8 at the Auburn University Student Center.
Sponsored by Auburn’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Auburn University Center for Disability Research and Service, the event will showcase products, practices and services available to individuals with disabilities.
AUBURN – Auburn University researchers in the Animal Health and Performance Program and its Canine Detection Research Institute have taken standard explosives detection to another level through the development of their Vapor Wake Detection training program.
The Vapor Wake Detection canine team is a standard explosives detection team with an additional detection application to sense carried or body-worn explosives. The Vapor Wake Detection canine samples the plume of air coming off a person and what they are carrying as the person passes through a choke point or within a crowd. They can also detect an explosive’s vapor wake after a person has carried an explosive through an area, and can follow the vapor wake to the explosive source.
AUBURN – The National Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology Conference takes place at Auburn University June 17 through June 20. The BEST conference is co-hosted by Auburn’s College of Sciences and Mathematics and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Representatives from each of the 35 BEST competition sites will gather at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center for the first time since Auburn University was named BEST headquarters in January.
BEST, the second-largest robotics competition in the United States, annually engages more than 12,000 middle- to high-school students in the project-based learning program. The stated mission of the non-profit, volunteer-based organization is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.