Welcome to AIME

At the Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs center (AIME), we help University of Alabama faculty, staff and students make their ideas, inventions and innovations commercially successful for the benefit of the university, the economy and society.

For the university, we assist in three core areas:

Idea Development

We help identify and assess commercial opportunities.

Prototype Development

We have a dedicated staff of scientists and engineers to collaborate with inventors.

We work with inventors to develop prototypes and perform industry standard testing.

Business Model Generation

We assist inventors in identification and assessment of business scenarios and creation of business plans.

We help find and obtain funds.

We connect entrepreneurs and investors.

For industry, we provide a connection to a diverse group of University of Alabama experts, SMART Groups, who help resolve research and development challenges.