INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

The Innovation Crescent™ is an epicenter for research and innovation, with an ecosystem that also lends itself to entrepreneurship as a result. Scores of businesses have been launched based on research and innovation in the region, and many others have taken advantage of intellectual capital here to enhance their own discoveries. Here are just a few examples of leading research and development organizations in the Innovation Crescent:

Atlanta Center for Medical Research, a national leader in research studies since 1980.

Atlanta Tech Village, Atlanta’s startup hub.

Atlanta Technology Development Center (ATDC), ranked one of the world’s top technology incubators and named a Top 12 Incubator changing the world by Forbes in 2013.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where scientists and disease detectives work around the world to track diseases, research outbreaks, respond to emergencies of all kinds, and use what they learn from this work to develop and advocate public health policies that strengthen America′s health and resilience.

CollabTech, Atlanta’s downtown business incubator offering collaboration with world-class researchers in a modern and unique environment.

Emory HealthcareWoodruff Health Sciences Center and Yerkes National Primate Research Center, all part of Emory University, one of the nation’s leading research universities. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center brings together the research based at the university’s schools of medicine, nursing and public health and at Yerkes National Primate Research Center with the expertise of Emory Healthcare.

Georgia BioBusiness Center and Athens New Media Synergy Center, enabling startup bioscience companies with research and technology ties to UGA to accelerate their early growth through access to management expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation. ANMSC focuses on growth and sustainability of Athens-based digital media startup companies.

Georgia Research Alliance (GRA) and its Eminent Scholars, expanding research and commercialization capacity in Georgia’s universities to launch new companies, create high-value jobs and transform lives. GRA Eminent Scholars are among the brightest minds in their fields. They also represent a driver of Georgia’s technology-rich economic development strategy; startup companies are often born from the work of these brilliant scientists.

Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), the Southeast’s first and only comprehensive medical device innovation center, dedicated to accelerating development, building businesses and improving health.

Georgia Institute of Technology, widely regarded as one of the world’s top technological research institutes. It is home to nine Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs) responsible for bringing together a mix of researchers spanning colleges, departments, and individual labs, around a single core research area. See a complete list of research institutes here.

Innovation Gateway at the University of Georgia, helping researchers move their research breakthroughs into the marketplace through licensing and startups. A few of the renowned centers include the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and Center for Molecular Medicine, as well as Bioimaging Research Center.

Tech Square Labs, an incubator, seed fund and 25,000 feet of of co-working and corporate innovation space driven to build something from nothing.