Government and industry can engage with the Georgia Institute of Technology in a variety of ways, from basic and applied research to licensing and commercialization. Each of the following campus units serves as an excellent starting point for any company or organization wishing to work with us.
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Connecting the Georgia Tech research community together are a number of Interdisciplinary Research Institutes, reporting to the Executive Vice President for Research. Each institute brings together a mix of researchers—spanning colleges, departments, and individual labs— around a single core research area. The institutes exist to create transformative opportunities, strengthen collaborative partnerships and maximize societal impact of the exciting research being done at Georgia Tech.
Companies work with our Interdisciplinary Research Institutes to connect with a large portfolio of academic and applied research programs, to create and use novel research laboratories, to interact with Georgia Tech students and to collaborate with other industry partners.
Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) helps companies, entrepreneurs, economic developers, and communities improve their competitiveness through the application of science, technology, and innovation. EI2 is one of the most comprehensive university-based programs of business and industry assistance, technology commercialization, and economic development in the United States. EI2 seeks to redefine the service role for universities and how they support local, state, regional, and national economies. This effort is part of Georgia Tech’s overall goal of defining the technological research university of the twenty-first century. In the future, the ability to develop and apply innovation will drive the success of all types of enterprises, and EI2 will be a source of that innovation.
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is a highly regarded applied research and development organization. Since 1934, GTRI’s science and engineering expertise has been used to solve some of the toughest problems facing government and industry across the nation and around the globe. With nearly 1,600 employees, GTRI redefines innovation by tackling customers’ most complex challenges with the right mix of expertise, creativity, and practicality. The organization is headquartered on the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown Atlanta, with much of its problem-solving research taking place in seven dynamic research laboratories found on and off the main campus, in a number of field offices located around the nation and in its international location in Ireland.
Georgia Tech’s Office of Industry Engagement promotes partnerships with industry, government, and non-profits; helps transform Georgia Tech’s breakthrough technologies into products; and spurs economic development throughout Georgia and beyond. This office works with Georgia Tech’s experts and industry partners to move new technologies and discoveries from the lab to market. It does so through three divisions focusing on commercialization, collaborations and licensing, and international contracts and technology transfer.