The Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC)


The Office of Industry Collaboration (OIC) supports corporations seeking a substantial strategic relationship with Georgia Tech and can help tailor your company’s needs with the university.


OIC works with units across campus to seamlessly craft, nurture, and expand an “Institute-to-Corporation” relationship tailored to the needs of the company. OIC also assesses market opportunities, develops corporate access strategies, and supports public-private funding opportunities. Our team provides personalized service to companies of all sizes and is ready to help your company remain competitive by discovering what’s new and what’s next.

More information about working with Georgia Tech.

Olof Westerstahl

Olof Westerstahl

Associate Director for Strategic Industry Collaboration

Olof Westerstahl is Associate Director for Strategic Industry Collaboration in the Office of Industry Collaboration. In this role, he is responsible for facilitating industry engagement and tailoring research collaboration for companies seeking significant engagement with Georgia Tech as well as working closely with Georgia Tech units seeking a strategic approach to engage with industry.

Carl A. Rust

Georgia Tech Carl A. Rust

Senior Director

Carl A. Rust is a Senior Director in the Office of Industry Collaboration at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he is responsible for pursuing industry collaboration, entrepreneurship, commercialization, and economic development. He is responsible for leading the development of strategic relationships with industry sponsors, and directs others in conducting such efforts, especially in pursuit major initiatives by the Interdisciplinary Research Institutes, colleges and, schools.

Gloria Griessman

Gloria Griessman

Senior Director

Gloria Griessman directs integrated industry partnerships and key strategic initiatives that span Georgia Tech in the area of research, education and innovation. She manages large Institute-wide interdisciplinary initiatives, and serves as an architect for entrepreneurial and commercialization strategies. Ms. Griessman applies over 20 years of experience in strategic marketing, business development and commercialization to help propel industry engagement and innovation at Georgia Tech.


William B. Cutts

Georgia Tech William B. Cutts

Senior Director

Bill Cutts is currently a Senior Director in the Office of Industry Collaboration. He is responsible for facilitating industry engagement and business development across a broad spectrum in the technology sectors. He is responsible for identifying, developing and maintaining relationships with organizations strategically important to Georgia Tech.

Andrea Bé

Georgia Tech Andrea Bé

Assistant Director, Business Operations

Andrea Bé is the Assistant Director of Business Operations for the office. She is responsible for the overall business activities of the office, project management of key initiatives, and serves as the human resource contact.

George White

George White

Interim Vice President, Office of Industry Collaboration

White provides expert support in developing strategies for expansion of the Institute's innovation collaboration with corporations, government, and academia to supplement the research enterprise at Georgia Tech.