Conflict of Interest
It is an important part of Georgia Tech’s mission to conduct research that has the potential to benefit the public and to help support industry, create employment, and sustain economic development throughout the state of Georgia. Commercialization efforts play an important role in fulfilling this mission; however, GT’s licensing arrangements have the potential for conflict of interest. For example, a conflict of interest may arise if GT inventors, company founders, stockholders, or others with a financial interest in a technology’s commercial success are also involved in GT’s research on the technology. GT has implemented a conflict of interest declaration procedure to help innovators understand how to avoid conflicts of interest throughout the commercialization process.
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