The Office of Industry Engagement works with industry by providing companies the opportunity to match their needs with our technologies. After finding out what the challenges are and establishing an understanding of the company’s initiatives, we connect the company with the Georgia Tech researchers and innovations needed to achieve the company's strategic goals. Georgia Tech has some of the best students and researchers, who can be utilized for research with companies.
Below is information about three significant industry collaborations in fiscal year 2017.
New Boeing Manufacturing Development Center
To help drive the development of innovative factory automation solutions in aerospace, Boeing and Georgia Tech opened a new research center on campus. The new Boeing Manufacturing Development Center is designed to solve some of the company's toughest technical challenges. Georgia Tech students will also collaborate with Boeing researchers to implement automation in industrial applications.
Ford Alliance Agreement
In May 2017, Georgia Tech entered into a master research agreement with Ford Motor Company. To facilitate the management of this enterprise-level relationship, a team of individuals from Industry Contracting, Industry Collaborations, and Corporate Relations formed to work directly with their Ford counterparts to ensure close collaboration. Researchers from all across the campus have already submitted several proposals to help Ford address the challenges of its future mobility offerings.
Partnership with Airbus
Georgia Tech forged a new partnership agreement with Airbus in fiscal year 2017. Because of this partnership, Georgia Tech faculty and students will have the ability to trade expertise with their industry counterparts and stay on the cutting edge of the aerospace industry. Likewise, Airbus is excited to have the opportunity to access world-class capabilities and design expertise to better support the acceleration of their product development.