Under the engagement with Ford, all of the company’s automotive business units have the ability to engage with our researchers to solve problems and provide technical solutions. Since its signing, the agreement has generated more than $1 million in research funding for Georgia Tech faculty.
In addition, this agreement established an innovative model for submitting research proposals for Ford funding. As Georgia Tech faculty develop their research proposals, they have the opportunity to work with Ford employees. This close collaboration helps ensure the project goals and scope align not only with the researcher’s pursuits, but also with Ford’s challenges and roadmaps. As a result, roughly half of Georgia Tech’s proposals receive funding from Ford—an exceptionally high acceptance rate.