Alabama Inno: How Auburn University anticipates public needs and promotes tech readiness

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In many of life’s endeavors, from the athletic field to career and financial goal-setting to a simple game of chess, we can observe from experience that it often pays to think ahead. This principle of anticipating what’s coming and then planning and acting accordingly applies as much to the world of research as it does to other pursuits.

Auburn University is committed to developing and growing the state’s and region’s increasingly knowledge-based economy, and an important part of that process is tech readiness — the development of new technologies to solve problems rapidly as they arise, or better yet, prevent them before they occur. Our ability to focus on what the public needs, in advance, is a key component to this equation. Auburn has long been known for its ag-tech innovations, as well as its expertise in advanced and additive manufacturing and cybersecurity. Its reputation in the bio-tech and other sectors continues to rise as we continue strategic research efforts that emphasize collaborative work on societal challenges in key areas.

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