Coca Cola

Key Contacts

Kevin Wozniak, MBA
Executive Director, Industry Engagement
Phone: (404) 385-1437
Terry Stout, MBA
Director, Industry Collaborations
Phone: (404) 385-2174
Lauren MacLanahan, Esq.
Director, Innovation Commercialization
Phone: (404) 894-6900

Georgia Tech continually seeks to advance the global competitiveness of Georgia and the nation through commercialization of innovative technologies. Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC) embraces the spirit of entrepreneurship as a means to bring Georgia Tech technologies, discoveries, and inventions into the marketplace. Through technology transfer, GTRC ensures that the university’s intellectual endeavors benefit society and make an impact in the world.

Georgia Tech’s technology commercialization and industry sponsored research efforts are supported by the Office of Industry Engagement, which seeks novel contracting and licensing approaches to encourage innovation, advance knowledge, serve the public interest, and promote industry/university collaborations.  The Office of Industry Engagement is composed of three groups:

  • Innovation Commercialization and Translational Research (ICTR)
  • Industry Collaborations and Affiliated Licenses (ICAL)
  • International Contracts and Technology Transfer (ICTT)

These offices promote partnerships with industry, government, and non-profits; help transform Georgia Tech’s breakthrough technologies into products; and spur economic development throughout Georgia and beyond. Together, these groups make Industry Engagement a one-stop shop for anyone interested in pursuing strategic collaborations through sponsored research, international research, licensing, and new venture agreements.

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Key Technologiesshow

The following Georgia Tech innovations are examples of technologies that are closely aligned with The Coca-Cola Company”s research and development efforts:

  • Novel Photocatalytic Fullerenes for Water and Wastewater Treatment and Disinfection
  • Quasi-Melt Processing of Single-Polymer Composites
    – US Patent Application 13/463,619
  • Method for Removing Surface Contaminants from Metallic Surfaces
    -US Patent Application 61/562,222
  • Water-borne Polyester Coatings by Miniemulsion Polymerization
    – US Patent 6,380,281 and 6,384,110
  • Polymerization, Ink and Contaminants Separation Processes by Free Radical Generation in Liquid Phase Electric Plasma Discharge
    -US Patent Application 61/625,859

Current Research Partnershipsshow

The following examples highlight research collaborations between Georgia Tech and The Coca Cola Company:

  • Hydration During Exercise In The Heat
  • CCIV Design Support
  • Enhanced Barrier Properties In Antiplasticized PET For Beverage
  • Water Particulate Contamination In PET Based Bottles
  • Bottle Instrumentation

Notable Research and Developmentshow

The following research groups highlight expertise available at Georgia Tech that can help advance The Coca Cola Company”s research and development efforts:rn

Other Notable Interactionsshow

The Coca-Cola Company’s collaborations with Georgia Tech are embedded in a variety of activities across campus:

Georgia Tech Affiliated Companiesshow

The Coca Cola Company might also be interested in the following entities, which include startups that have licensed Georgia Tech innovations and companies in Georgia Tech’s incubator program.