Alabama Innovation Commission and Advisory Council
Created by Governor Ivey in July 2020, Alabama Innovation Commission (Innovate Alabama) is the state’s first commission focused on entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation. The Commission brings together private-sector experts and policymakers to develop forward-thinking policies that will create a more resilient, inclusive, and robust economy to remain competitive in a 21st century world. The Commission includes a six-member Advisory Council of innovation leaders in Alabama and those outside the state who have strong ties to Alabama. The Commission has released its interim report and policy recommendations. We invite you to read the report and stay up to date with the Commission’s efforts.
Executive Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Strategy & Innovation, Protective Life
President, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
Lindsay Rane Carter
Associate General Counsel, Great Southern Wood Preserving
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
CEO, Harper Technologies
CEO, GeneCapture, Inc.
Deputy Director of Economic Development, City of Auburn
President, Bronze Valley
University Research Partners
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Alabama
Dean of the College of Business and Public Affairs, Alabama A&M University
Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Auburn University
Advisory Council Members
Executive Vice President, Alabama Power Company (President)
Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce
Partner, Foundry Group
Director, Hoover Institution at Stanford University
Founder, Smith Ventures
General Partner, Thrive Capital
We invite you to tune in to our next meeting and see how we are innovating Alabama. Learn more about when the Commission is meeting and how you can stay up to date with the latest. We look forward to having you join us!
2021 Meeting Schedule
Commission Meeting – March 15 at 2 p.m.
Advisory Council Meeting – April 7 at 2 p.m.
Commission Meeting – May 12 at 2 p.m.
Advisory Council Meeting – June 23 at 2 p.m.
Commission Meeting – July 29 at 2 p.m.
Joint Commission and Advisory Council Meeting – September 23 at 2 p.m.
Joint Commission and Advisory Council Meeting – October 14 at 2 p.m.
Are you interested in learning more about Alabama’s innovation ecosystem or have an idea about how we can further innovation in the state?
We encourage you to share your questions, comments, or ideas with us here.