Economic development has been a vital part of Georgia Tech's mission since the Institute's founding in 1885. Today, that mission is carried out all around the state of Georgia through:
- support for emerging technology companies;
- research commercialization and technology transfer;
- technical and managerial assistance for business and industry;
- support for communities and economic developers; and
- partnerships that include sharing Tech expertise on issues ranging from national technology policy
to local environmental planning.
A recent study by the Southern Growth Policies Board found Georgia Tech's economic development program to be the most comprehensive of any American university.
Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute helps companies, entrepreneurs, economic developers, and communities improve their competitiveness through the application of science, technology, and innovation.
The Advanced Technology Development Center is a nationally recognized science and technology incubator that helps Georgia entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies.
Commercialization Services helps move innovations out of Georgia Tech laboratories and into the marketplace by assessing the commercial potential of research results and—for innovations with startup potential—assisting in the development of new companies through the VentureLab program.
Community Policy and Research Services helps communities transform themselves using innovative solutions in economic development, balanced growth, and fiscal sustainability.
Industry Services helps companies improve their competitiveness through strategic business assistance and services such as lean enterprise, energy and environmental management, and quality and international standards.
The Strategic Partners Office serves as a bridge connecting companies with the resources and people at Georgia Tech.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute helps companies bring new products to market and supports technology initiatives in federal, state, and local governments.
The Office of Technology Licensing facilitates commercialization of Georgia Tech innovations through patenting and licensing support.
Georgia Tech Professional Education allows professionals and industry partners to access the expertise of a world-renown technological research university. Participants experience unparalleled professional instruction, with content and delivery engineered for practicality, flexibility and convenience.
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Enterprise Innovation Institute
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