An impressive cross section of Alabama leaders, including Dr. Rick Myers, president of the HudsonAlpha Institute, participated in the Alabama Science & Technology Leadership Summit in September. The group included university presidents, medical and scientific researchers, state government leadership, economic development officials and corporate executives.
The program included presentations on Alabama’s assets and opportunities in six science and technology sectors, followed by special interest sessions to collect additional input.
The summit is a pivotal event in a nearly year long Science & Technology Roadmap initiative that EDPA has managed and coordinated at the state’s request. The next phase, which concludes in January, focuses on strategies for implementation of the plans that have been developed.