The Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) is the Georgia Institute of Technology’s chief outreach and economic development organization. Georgia Tech was founded to support Georgia’s economic development. EI2 focus "Create > Accelerate > Grow" is the continuance of that core mission through comprehensive support in commercialization, entrepreneurship, and outreach. Through our extensive suite of programs and by leveraging Georgia Tech’s broad resources, EI2 helps bring faculty and student innovations to the market, support entrepreneurship and the acceleration of new, innovation-driven startups, and the growth of existing businesses, manufacturers, communities in Georgia, and beyond.
EI2’s key programs include the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), VentureLab, and Startup Ecosystems. See innovate.gatech.edu for a complete listing of programs and services.
Economic Impact in FY 2016:
- 20,300 jobs created or saved across the state.
- $270 million in new sales for assisted manufacturers.
- $227.9 million in new contracts for minority-owned companies.
- $1.6 billion in revenue and $826 million in investment for technology startups from the ATDC incubator.
- 21 new Georgia Tech faculty startups based on Institute re-search and innovation, attracted $143.2 million in investment.
- $2.7 million in Small Business Innovation Research awards.
EI2 manages a network of 11 Georgia Tech Regional Ofﬁces around the state to facilitate delivery of economic development services and to provide a local connection to Georgia Tech. To learn more about EI2 or to take advantage of these outreach opportunities please visit: www.innovate.gatech.edu