Metro Atlanta and Georgia have extensive resources supporting technology transfer. In addition to active technology development by universities, the area supports entrepreneurs and tech transfer with resources to facilitate commercialization success.
The Georgia Bioscience Commercialization Center (GBCC) acts as a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs, providing a faculty of life science executives who offer expert opinion on all the aspects of technology commercialization free of charge. Each faculty member represents a unique resource (i.e. consultants, VCs, marketing, finance, CEOs of existing companies, etc.), brought together by GBCC to create single collaborative problem-solving network. The GBCC removes the barriers of resource isolation and increases collaboration and the potential for commercialization success.
Saint Joseph’s Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) is a private, nonprofit research institute that combines the efficiencies of a commercial contract research organization with the resources of an academic institution. With more than a decade of experience, SJTRI understands how to catalyze clinical solutions faster with the highest quality and the best value. The facility offers state-of-the-art technology and attracts research projects from around the globe.
The Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) is the first and only one of its kind in the Southeast. The independent, not-for-profit, full-service product development organization helps new product teams enhance their product development, shorten time to market, and achieve significant cost savings throughout the process. The Center, currently under development, will be located in midtown Atlanta near Georgia Tech. The GCMI is a partnership of Georgia Tech, Piedmont Hospital, SJTRI and Georgia Research Alliance.
The Technology Transfer Office of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provides leadership and expertise to promote and effect the timely transfer of knowledge and technology for development of products and processes that improve public health.