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Picture above: A leader in innovation and economic engagement, UGA was designated as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the nation's oldest higher education association!

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Promoting Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Campus-wide
    • Online UGA Tarkenton Certificate
    • UGA eHub
    • Innovation Bootcamp through Innovation Gateway
    • New Materials Innovation Centerg
    • Student Center for Entrepreneurship (Studio 225)
    • UGA Idea Accelerator Program 
  • Lamar Dodd School of Art & Design
    • Million Dollar Class
    • New Media Institute
    • Arts Careers and Entrepreneurship Day
    • Arts Career Entrepreneurship Space (ACES)
  • Terry College of Business
    • Society of Entrepeneurs
    • UGA's Next Top Entrepeneur
    • Dawg Camp Innovate
    • UGA Idea Accelerator Program
    • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation
    • Innovative Business Projects
    • Innovation Management
    • Interdisciplinary certificate in Entrepreneurship
    • MBA with a Concentration in Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurship Courses
    • Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship (Vacant for several years)
    • Entrepreneurs and Innovation Summit
  • College of Engineering
    • Entrepreneurship for Engineers and Scientists
    • Experential Learning
    • Senior Design
    • Innovation and Discovery Challenge Clusters
  • College of Family & Consumer Sciences
    • Interdisciplinary Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Four Athens (Non-UGA resources)
  • Athens Hatch (Non-UGA resources)
  • Hackyard Athens (Non-UGA resources)

Encouraging Faculty Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • The Georgia BioBusiness Center (GBBC) - works with startups based upon UGA developed research and recruited companies with research and technology ties to the University of Georgia.
  • The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) - serves the UGA community by connecting industry with university expertise and inventions for the public good, promoting economic development and increasing research visibility.
  • The Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) expands research and commercialization capacity in Georgia’s universities to launch new companies, create high-value jobs and transform lives.
  • The Office of Research-designed the Faculty Innovation Fellows Program to support faculty who want to engage in commercialization and product development.
  • The College of Education- works directly with the Office of Information Technology to give faculty the opportunity to enhance their teaching skills through the Innovation in Teaching Technology (ITT) Faculty Academy.

Actively Supporting the University Technology Transfer Function

  • The Georgia BioBusiness Center (GBBC) - works with startups based upon UGA developed research and recruited companies with research and technology ties to the University of Georgia.
  • The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) - Innovation Gateway serves the UGA community by connecting industry with university expertise and inventions for the public good, promoting economic development and increasing research visibility.
  • The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO)- helps promote UGA's research mission, both domestically and internationally, licensing, outreach and a robust internship program.
  • The University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) administers all intellectual property at The University of Georgia. The functions include: evaluating technology disclosures for patentability and commercial potential, intellectual property prosecution and maintenance (patents, trademarks, plant variety protection certificates, copyrights, or trademarks) on university technology, technology marketing and partnering, manage compliance issues for licensed technology company formation and identification of early-stage funding opportunities, receiving and distributing license income, faculty education on startup, patenting and technology commercialization processes.

Facilitating University-Industry Collaborations

  • UGA Office of Research - The Office of Research encourages and supports innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative activities. Industry members can sponsor research, engage start ups, access research services, and license technologies and digital images. 
  • UGA Office of Economic Development - The mission of the Office of Economic Development is to extend the resources of the university to help Georgia and beyond prosper, working every day to improve the quality of life for Georgians. Based in Atlanta, the office serves businesses and communities throughout the state. Established in 2013, the office enhances the university's role in industry collaborations.
  • Downtown Connector - UGA Office of Economic Development link to reach potential industry partners in the area.
  • Innovation Gateway - Innovation Gateway fosters a network of industry, economic development, and university partners, amplyifying its ability to develop new products and companies based on the university resarch. Since 2015, new invention disclosures and licesning revenues are up 30 percent, startup projects have increased 40 percent, and more than 20 startup companies have been launched. 
  • Food Product Innovation & Commercialization Center -  Created by the Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agriiculurual and Evironmental Sciences, the center forms a strategic alliance with external marketing, technology, and engineering groups to help food companies take a new product from conception, through consumer research, formulation, prototyping, shelf-life analysis, and market launch.
  • New Materials Innovation Center - With support from the U.S. Department of Commerce, UGA has created a center which fulfills the local and regional need for a large-scale testing facility for new materials being developed by entrepreneurs, startups, and researchers. 
  • Corporate Connect -Corporate Connect is a program to connects UGA Student Veterans with companies and organizations that desire to hire veterans. 

Engaging with Regional and Local Development Affairs