Commercialization & Tech Transfer

Georgia Tech is a globally recognized research institution with a comprehensive portfolio of innovations that have created or contributed to successful ventures regionally and around the globe.

In September 2021, Raghupathy "Siva" Sivakumar was named Georgia Tech's first vice president of commercialization and chief commercialization officer. This new chapter of commercialization at Georgia Tech draws on the strengths and services of an entire ecosystem of support for our students, faculty and outside entities. 

This table helps highlight some of the units and programs that are part of Georgia Tech's commercialization ecosystem. A new website for Commercialization will launch in 2022. Check back soon for updates! 

Unit / Resource Service Highlights Quick Links / Meet the Team
Office of Technology Licensing

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Contacts Organized by Topic

Meet the Team

View Technologies Available for License

 

VentureLab
  • Supports faculty and graduate students towards launching new start-ups and ventures
  • Supports I-Corps programs at Georgia Tech
  • Supports internal applications to Commercialization Grant Programs and other seed funding programs

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Contact Form

Meet the Team

Creative Destruction Lab
(CDL-Atlanta)

  • Georgia Tech/Atlanta is one of ten global locations for Creative Destruction Lab.
  • Enhances the performance of technical founders through objective-setting processes and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs
  • CDL Mentors help companies evaluate technologies, suggest improvements.
  • Scheller College of Business offers an academic track for graduate students (MBA/Ph.D.) called TI:GER (Technology Innovation: Generating Economic Results) that benefits from CDL and prepares students to work with CDL-Atlanta startups.

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Atlanta Site Staff Directory

TI:GER Website and Contacts (Scheller College of Business)

 

Engage
  • An early-stage venture fund created by Georgia Tech, Invest Georgia, and 11 of the nation's largest corporations. The Engage fund is managed by Tech Square Ventures.
  • Supports startup founders from around the world, refining market strategies, building strategic relationships, and developing distribution and scale.
  • The 10-week Go-To-Market program for founders helps refine your strategy and provides a smoother path to break into and scale within the Fortune 500.
  • Engage’s aim is to establish Atlanta as the best place in the country for an enterprise-focused startup to do business. 70% of Engage startups are Southeast-headquartered, with 40% based in Atlanta.

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Meet the Team

Portfolio

Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI)
  • A medical device innovation center dedicated to accelerating development, building businesses, and improving health
  • GCMI's design and development team facilitates medical product development through all phases. 
  • GCMI has a 12,000 square foot medical device design and prototyping center where we help innovators, entrepreneurs and new-product teams bring their ideas from concept to reality.
  • Services include preclinical testing, bioskills training, and accelerator / MedTech incubator programs.

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Meet the Team

Contact Form

Biolocity
(Georgia Tech and Emory University)
  • Supports translation of university life science technologies and research into commercial products.
  • Biolocity uses a translational process based on the Coulter Network and best practices from industry to accelerate academic innovations reaching the market.
  • Biolocity operates three functional areas: Biolocity U (educational resources), the Biolocity Fund, and Biolocity Launch.

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Meet the Team / Contacts

Oversight Committee

Success Stories

Partnership for Inclusive Innovation (PIN)
  • A public-private partnership that guides efforts to help foster access, growth, entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the state, with the ultimate goal of achieving inclusive innovation throughout Georgia. 
  • PIN's Smart Community Corps (SCC) is a statewide program for civic-minded students to gain hands-on smart city experience. Undergraduate and Graduate interns are placed into local municipalities to support technology projects across the state.
  • PIN maintains other services for all Georgians, including Innovate for All project funding, the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, and state-wide programs, initiatives and community research.

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Leadership Team

Smart Community Corps 

Success Stories / Gallery

CREATE-X
  • Instills entrepreneurial confidence in students and empowers them to launch successful startups.
  • Supports coaching, seed funding and legal assistance for students launching ventures.
  • All key elements of CREATE-X grant credits towards graduation.

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Meet the Team

Contacts and Newsletter

InVenture Prize
  • Innovation competition for undergraduate students and recent alumni, led by Georgia Tech faculty.
  • Supports competitions for Georgia Tech as well as K-12, and supports teams at the intercollegiate ACC level.

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Faculty Organizing Committee

Logistics Committee

Student Innovation Program
(Office of Undergraduate Education)

  • A service of the Office of Undergraduate Education, the program plans, manages and coordinates student innovation programs and competitions.
  • Advances important goals of Georgia Tech's Strategic Plan, including ensuring innovation, entrepreneurship and public service are fundamental characteristics of our graduates.

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Meet the Team

Prototype Resources

Prototyping Lab
(GVU Center)

  • The Prototyping Lab is a space maintained by the GVU Center to allow researchers and students to rapidly prototype new ideas.
  • Participants use industry standard equipment and collaborate with other builders and makers.

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Lab Equipment

Meet the Team

Flowers Invention Studio

  • Georgia Tech is home to the nation's largest student-run makerspace.
  • The makerspace received a major makeover thanks to a generous gift from Beth and Fort Flowers (ME '83).
  • Operated as a student organization, the Invention Studio supports all Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty in building projects and prototypes for research, academic and personal purposes. The studio facility has four major areas: The Hub, Metal Room, Wood Room, and Store.
  • Prototyping Instructors are student volunteers that know how to properly operate tools and equipment and help other students and guests.

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Get Involved

Contact Us

About the Beth and Fort Flowers Gift

Georgia Tech Patent and Trademark Resource Center (Library)
  • Georgia Tech's Library facilitates access to a national network of patent and trademark libraries and databases.
  • The center provides training and consultation on patents and trademarks to students, faculty and the general public. 

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Contact by Email for Virtual Appointment

 

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