Both government and industry engage with Georgia Tech for a variety of purposes – from basic and applied research to licensing and commercialization – and do so in a variety of ways. Each of the following campus units serves as an excellent starting point for any organization wishing to work with us.
Connecting the Georgia Tech research community are a number of Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs), reporting to the Executive Vice President for Research. Each IRI brings together a mix of researchers – spanning colleges, departments, and individual labs – around a single core research area. The IRIs exist to create transformative opportunities, strengthen collaborative partnerships, and maximize the societal impact of the exciting research being done at Georgia Tech.
Both government and industry work with our IRIs 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.
New IRIs are on the horizon, and they will be added to this website when launched. If you are interested in learning more about a research area for which no IRI has yet been designated, contact us directly using this form.
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 21st 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), one of Tech’s Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs), 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 at the Georgia Tech campus in Midtown Atlanta, with much of its problem-solving research taking place in eight 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 nonprofits; 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 the marketplace. It does so through three divisions focusing on commercialization, collaborations and licensing, and international contracts and technology transfer.
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