We encourage our undergraduate and graduate students to actively pursue entrepreneurship as part of their overall educational experience. To this end, the Office of Industry Engagement can help Georgia Tech students learn about funding opportunities, job openings, internships, competitions, and senior design projects.
For Graduate Students
The TI:GER® (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) program enables second- and third-year science and engineering Ph.D. students to work on interdisciplinary teams in the classroom and research lab to advance early-stage research into real business opportunities.
Technology Showcase and Competition
The Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference is an annual graduate student showcase and competition.
The InVenture Prize @ Georgia Tech is an innovation competition for undergraduate students at Georgia Tech. Winners receive $5,000 to $15,000.
Georgia Tech has long recognized the benefits of student design courses for the training of its undergraduate students. An innovation developed during a student’s participation in a design course does not necessarily require assignment of the intellectual property rights to GTRC. Provided that conception and/or reduction to practice of the invention did not result from work performed under a sponsored research agreement, significant use of Georgia Tech resources, or duties assigned to the student as an employee of Georgia Tech, a student’s innovation will likely be deemed as an individual effort under Georgia Tech’s intellectual property policy. Involvement of an industry collaborator or use of a company’s proprietary information may require GTRC or the company to assert certain rights in the resulting intellectual property. The Office of Industry Engagement can help students work through these issues, if necessary.
- Student Design Course Guiding Principles
- Poster Presentations and Public Disclosures
- Public Disclosure FAQs for Student Competitions
Launching a Startup
The Georgia Tech Integrated Program for Startups provides training and support for Georgia Tech entrepreneurs launching companies based on Georgia Tech intellectual property.
Campus entrepreneurs can receive support from the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a nationally known startup accelerator that has raised over $1 billion in external financing and graduated over 120 companies. ATDC offers two related programs that serve GT entrepreneurs: VentureLab, a one-stop center for technology commercialization, and the SBIR Assistance Program, whose mission is helping companies win federal Small Business Innovation Research grants. In addition, research park and incubation facilities provide physical space and the environment to foster startups.
TI:GER® is a registered trademark of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
GT:IPS® is a registered trademark of the Georgia Tech Research Corporation.