Every person and every discipline at Georgia Tech is working to improve our quality of life and move our state forward.  We advance technology and the science that supports it, and we find novel ways to leverage and deploy it, to change our world for the better. 

Lead by Example

#4
Most Innovative University

U.S. News & World Report ranked Georgia Tech #4 among Most Innovative Universities for 2021

Research Impact

$1.198B
in new grants, contracts, and awards

from government agencies, companies, private organizations, and other sources during Fiscal Year 2021.

Sparking Innovation

35+
Corporations

have operations co-located on or adjacent to campus, including accelerators, customer discovery centers, innovation labs, and collaboration spaces

Progress and Service

'Progress and Service' is more than just a motto. Our faculty, students, and alumni alike have innovation in their DNA, and an insatiable curiosity to make an impact from Brunswick to Blue Ridge, and everywhere in between.

The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design is the first academic and research building in the Southeast designed to be certified as a "living building."

Improving Agricultural Technology

Technology being developed at Georgia Tech – from robotics to sustainable farming – is contributing innovative ways to manage the agriculture industry.

Robot picks peaches from trees in orchard

Advancing Manufacturing in Georgia

The Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) is dedicated to advancing manufacturing statewide. Each year, this partnership works with more than 1000 Georgia manufacturers to achieve sustainable growth and long-term success.

Investing the Future

$196
Million

Spent in plant investments.

Going Lean

$98
million

Saved in reduced operating costs.

COVID-19 testing kit

Responding to COVID-19

The Georgia Tech community has been active in the fight against Covid-19, contributing our expertise and innovation on many fronts.

Testing Remains Vital in Controlling Spread of Covid-19

Recent News

Experts Valerie Thomas and Russell Gentry talk in the Digital Fabrication Lab at Georgia Tech.
Infrastructure Innovation Statewide
Tech Faculty Serve on Statewide Sustainable Building Advisory Committee

Two Georgia Tech faculty are contributing to the newly created Sustainable Building Material Technical Advisory Committee, a group focused on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in our state. Russell Gentry, director of the Digital Building Lab in the College of Design, was appointed chair and will lead the effort to track carbon for trees used in construction. Wood building materials will then be part of the state’s carbon registry, which will allow carbon credits to be bought and sold.

The committee also relies on Valerie Thomas, the Anderson-Interface Chair of Natural Systems in the H. Milton School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, to determine net carbon benefit of sustainable materials versus conventional construction materials.

Logo for Partnership for Inclusive Innovation
Innovation Statewide
Georgia-Based Students Invited to Apply for Smart Community Corps Internship

Applications for the high-impact Smart Community Corps (SCC) internship are now open through Feb. 28 to all undergraduate and graduate students at any Georgia college or university. The program offers opportunities to apply acquired knowledge and skills to real-world challenges in communities throughout our state.

Paired SCC interns will work over the summer on projects that help Georgia cities become better, more connected places to live, work, and thrive. In addition to a full-time summer stipend, Corps participants are provided curriculum programming in sustainability, innovation, career development and mentorship.

Summer 2022 projects span from the Atlanta airport to the cities of Savannah, Valdosta and Woodstock. Read about the interns and projects from last year.

Georgia students can apply on the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation website, which includes descriptions of each new impact project and information about the projects supported by the 2021 cohort of interns.

Logo for MARTA Reach program with illustration of shuttle
Smart Cities Innovation Metro Atlanta
MARTA, Georgia Tech Collaborate For Pilot Rideshare Service

MARTA announced plans for a pilot of on-demand rideshare services, in collaboration with Georgia Tech researchers. Beginning March 1, the 6-month MARTA Reach program will test how shuttles can better connect riders to bus and rail services across the West Atlanta, Belvedere, and Gillem Logistics Center service zones.

The Institute will also join MARTA to host a virtual rider workshop Feb. 8, offering the community additional information about MARTA Reach.

Aaron Stebner, associate professor in the College of Engineering, leads a lab session with students in the Delta Air Lines Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility at Georgia Tech.
Defense Innovation Statewide
Georgia Tech Leads Effort to Strengthen State’s Defense Manufacturing Industry

Georgia Tech launched the Georgia Manufacturing 4.0 Consortium to help Georgia businesses in defense and related industries to become more resilient and less susceptible to supply chain disruptions. The Consortium, which will begin accepting members in April 2022, will work with Georgia defense manufacturers to incorporate cybersecurity protocols, smart technologies such as sensor packs, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and other best practices under Industry 4.0 technology standards.

A robot designed at the Georgia Tech Research Instituter picks peaches from a Georgia farm.
Agriculture Innovation South Georgia (Valdosta)
Peachy Robot: A Glimpse into the Peach Orchard of the Future

Thinning and pruning peach trees is a time- and labor-intensive process. Engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have built a robot designed to intelligently remove branches and small, undergrown peaches to promote a healthy and fruitful orchard, which could result in significant cost savings for Georgia peach farms.

The robot uses a 3D camera to determine peaches that need to be removed and a claw-like device to grab each peach.

Stock image of the city of Savannah, Georgia at dusk
Innovation Statewide
Public-private Partnership for Inclusive Innovation Celebrates Year One Milestones

September marked the one-year milestone for the Partnership for Inclusive Innovation, a public-private organization charged with implementing a plan to advance innovation, opportunity, and shared economic success across Georgia, positioning it as the tech capital of the East Coast.

The initiative's pillars of community research, student engagement, and economic opportunity have made visible impacts in communities throughout Georgia during 2020-2021.